A recent case made the news when the first-ever injunction was served via a social networking site. An unknown individual posing as the political blogger and solicitor Donal Blaney of Griffin Law was served with a court order preventing him from continuing to be an imposter and to reveal his true identity. This injunction, now eponymously known as a ‘Blaney’s Blarny Order’, was groundbreaking due to the fact it was served on the Twitter website.
The injunction was granted on the basis that the Twitterer had breached Blaney’s copyright. The unknown Twitterer contacted Donal Blaney two days after the injunction was served and a four figure sum was agreed.