Injunctions over DCU student video

Wed, Jan 18, 2012, 00:00

The High Court has continued injunctions against a number of internet firms, including Facebook and Google, prohibiting them from broadcasting allegedly defamatory video material relating to a Dublin City University student.

The student obtained the injunctions arising out of the broadcast of the video clip, accompanying text and a Facebook profile alleging he was guilty of taxi-fare evasion. He claims the material, if its broadcasting continues, will blight his career.

The injunctions, which are continued to next week, were granted against Facebook Ireland Ltd, Google Ireland Ltd, Google US, YouTube, YouTube LLC, and Yahoo Ltd.

They were also granted against a website called CrowdGather Inc and a number of “John Doe” usernames which have been allegedly used to post the material.

*This article was amended on January 18th for legal reasons.