Tag Archives: Subpoenas

Twitter Appeals Ruling Requiring It to Produce User’s Tweets and Subscriber Information

Earlier this week, Twitter appealed a New York state judge’s ruling that required the company to produce an Occupy Wall Street protestor’s tweets, email address, and certain subscriber information.  The trial court judge had reasoned that the public nature of Twitter meant that the defendant lacked privacy interests in his tweets and that the government’s … Continue Reading

Twitter to Appeal NY Ruling that It Must Hand over Occupy Protestor’s Tweets

Twitter has announced that it will appeal a New York state judge’s ruling that the company must hand over an Occupy Wall Street protestor’s tweets to the Manhattan district attorney.  The defendant was charged with disorderly conduct for his participation in a protest march in October 1, 2011.  Following that incident, the district attorney subpoenaed … Continue Reading

Indiana Reporters’ Shield Law Does Not Protect Online Comments, Rules Judge

According to an article written by Jeff Swiatek in the Indianapolis Star, an Indiana judge has ruled that the state’s reporters’ shield law does not prevent two newspapers from being compelled in a lawsuit to disclose identifying information about online commenters in their Web forums.  The ruling is the first considering the application of the … Continue Reading