News: “Twitter Joke” Case goes to the High Court – Gervase de Wilde

8 02 2012

The conviction of Paul Chambers for a joke made on Twitter has inspired satire, celebrity outrage and simple incomprehension. It has also led to two appeals, the second of which begins in Court 74 at the High Court in London today before Lord Justice Gross and Mr Justice Irwin. This appeal, ‘by way of case stated’ (on questions of law alone) examines the scope of the legislation under which Chambers was convicted, and brings into focus some of the broader issues surrounding his prosecution, including the regulation of social media. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm reaches 1000 posts – the popular and the less visible

8 02 2012

The Inforrm Blog recently had its second birthday.  Yesterday we reached another milestone – 1,000 posts.   We would like to thank the many people who have contributed to the success of the blog over this period and particularly those who have written for us over the past two years.

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