Dublin student wrongly accused of evading a taxi fare wins case | BreakingNews.ie
Eoin McKeogh, has taken on the internet in the High Court, and won.
Wrongly accused of being a taxi fare dodger (and I seem to remember him taking some abuse on this site), McKeogh's reputation has been vindicated in the High Court.
The student sought a mandatory injunction requiring the internet companies to permanently remove the video and other material.
Today, Mr Justice Peart ordered that experts for the student meet with experts for the internet companies on how to go about taking down the material permanently on a worldwide basis.
The experts should be nominated within 14 days and the meeting between them take place within the following fortnight. When reports have been prepared an exchanged, the matter can come back before the court to “consider the position which emerges”, the judge said.
Does this ring any bells?
Court orders removal of Dublin taxi YouTube clip - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Thu, May 16, 2013There followed, the judge said, “a miscellany of the most vile, crude, obscene and generally obnoxious comments” about the man on YouTube and Facebook.
The clip went viral and “all manner of nasty and seemingly idle minds got to work and as seems to happen with apparent impunity nowadays on social media sites”, posted whatever vile and abusive first thing that came into the “vacant, idle and meddlesome heads,” the judge said.