So, unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard a lot about 'super-injunctions' recently. They're essentially expensive court-orders that you can take out to stop the press from reporting on something.
A couple of weeks ago a mysterious twitter account emerged revealing the details of some particularly juicy super-injunctions. Lots of people talked about them, but the newspapers had to play dumb.
Then, one footballer named on this Twitter account, decided to sue Twitter. What this throws into question thought, is whether Twitter can be counted as 'the press'. Is Twitter a social network? or a medium for mini-publications? When new technologies emerge they usually don't have solid legal definitions for a good few years, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. For Mr. footballer though, his decision has made things worse. He's been named in the House of Commons, and therefore can be named by the press. The others have been largely forgotten.
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