Friday, May 20, 2011
Tweeters are akin to Paedophiles
Judges and lawyers and commentators are all over the place. Take these recent comments on Twittering and gossiping injunction tittle tattle:
One commentator on Sky has likened Tweeters who out injunction parties as being like Paedophiles:
"Remember what happened with child pornography on the internet? It is now possible for the police to track down people who have access to child pornography. Don't assume it won't be possible to get some greater control over Twitter and the internet."
This Judge thinks Tweeters should be hounded down:
"I'm not giving up on the possibility that people who peddle lies about others through technology may not one day be brought under control." Lord Judge (telegraph)
This lawyer thinks Tweeters should spend time in prison:
"The person [@InjunctionSuper on Twitter] who has committed this contempt of court will be best advised to take their toothbrush because they will probably be going to Pentonville jail" Lawyer Mark Stephens (independent)
This judge states the bleeding obvious:
"Anybody can put anything on it," Lord Neuberger said of Twitter. (metro)
And then states we should all go back to quill pens and paper:
"Modern technology is totally out of control"