badbadmonkey - 9:02 am on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Twitter apparently offered the user the chance to fight, before complying. I am not a lawyer, much less one in California, and cannot talk sensibly about CA court procedures or law. What you, and a lot of the knee-jerkers that tend to respond with cynicism to these issues, are saying reduces essentially to a lack of faith in a court. Well, here's some news: you don't have any better alternative. That's the law. And if my fate is in the hands of any institution, probably better a Californian court than most other authorities on the planet.
The radical examples of Iran et al aren't relevant at all. One might hope the same court would reject such an application, either for lack or merit or the fact that a US court has confidence in UK court procedures but not whatever passes for "justice" in North Korea. Twitter is subject to US libel laws, nothing else.