top
International
International
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Indymedia UK Threatened with Legal Action by Associated Newspapers
by Metr0
Monday Jul 5th, 2010 5:31 AM
Associated Newspapers, publishers of The Metro have obtained a High Court injunction against "all persons responsible for the publication and/or distribution" of a Metro spoof paper which was published on UK Indymedia.
metr0.jpg

On 2nd July 2010 tens of thousands of copies of a spoof newspaper that looked very similar to The Metro, a free daily, were distributed at 20 busy tube stations around the London during rush hour. Thousands more were distributed in other cities around the UK.

On 4th July 2010 The Metro obtained a High Court injunction against "all persons responsible for the publication and/or distribution" of a Metro spoof paper that was distributed by campaigners at London tube stations on Friday morning.

The Guardian have now picked up on the story, METRO publishers go to court over spoof issue by METR0 publishers.

The outcome of todays court hearing, which appears to have included demands by Associated Newspapers for Indymedia to remove the spoof paper will be known later today.

§Metr0 Spoof paper
by Metr0 Monday Jul 5th, 2010 5:31 AM
metr0.pdf_600_.jpg
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
the spoof websitesomebodyTuesday Jul 6th, 2010 2:16 AM
A Zero for an O.startxMonday Jul 5th, 2010 2:36 PM
Associated Newspapersex-islanderMonday Jul 5th, 2010 7:37 AM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 95.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network