“This tweet is a Section 127 offence” – Graham Smith

2 06 2014

Twitter-007Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns messages of a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing character sent by means of a public communications network under section 127(1). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Chambers v DPP, “Twitter joke” case, appeal successful

29 07 2012

The appeal by way of case stated in the “Twitter joke” case (Chambers v DPP) has been allowed. The appeal was heard, for the second time, on 27 June 2012 and judgment was handed down on 27 July 2012 ([2012] EWHC 2157 (QB)).

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