Tuesday 13 October 2009

Guardian gagging victory: 'Never mind the injunctions, it's Anarchy on the Internet'

BBC News' Nick Higham on Carter-Ruck's failed attempt to gag the Guardian from reporting Parliamentary proceedings: "In the anarchic, anything-goes world of the internet, where free speech is a frequently-heard rallying cry, injunctions banning publication of anything are unpopular. This one seems to have acted like a red rag to a bull."
Higham also quotes digital marketing company Econsultancy - on its own website - observing all the activity on Twitter, saying: "This tidal wave of tweets makes for particularly bad PR, given the banning order against the newspaper. It's a bit like an artist achieving a Radio 1 ban, which can result in chart success. What you seek to suppress only generates further interest."

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