21 May 2011

If you can't beat 'em join 'em

So just to be clear, a Premier League footballer, let's call CTB, is asking the High Court to ask Twitter to reveal the identity of a Tweeter - which is to say invade the person's privacy - in order to protect his privacy.

I doubt CTB can spell hypocrite, but I'm sure he knows what one is. A media lawyer cum parasite was wittering on earlier about how the tweeter was the hypocrite for using the anonymity of the interwebs to expose these injunctions, but this is of course bullshit.

These injunctions only serve to protect those very rich individuals and companies who have fucked someone. Either literally or metaphorically royally fucked someone. And if you're exposed you deserve it.

Back in the day as Raedwald explains you couldn't ask the courts to protect you if you wanted a wrong protected. As there's no such thing as a crime anymore or behaviour that is morally wrong, this is no longer the case.

Effectively an injunction is just applying to be above the law. It's something we should all aspire to instead of being frumpy and angry about it. I'm afraid we're doomed in every conceivable way and it's every man, woman and CTB for him or her or itself.

Good luck everyone.

Adishnul ** What I just sort of said only better explained by a legal boffin (@_MillyMoo on the twitters) - Beneath The Wig

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