Stodgy old courts? Tweet that.
It is often said governments and courts and the law do not and cannot keep up with developments in technology.
It's still a big debate about how the legal system can and should handling the emerging legal issues on the Internet including copyright infringement, libel and impersonation.
But a judge on the British High Court has taken a huge step forward on the subject by ordering an injunction be issued via Twitter to a person who is impersonating a right wing blogger.
Without being able to figure out who the Twitter-er actually is, the judge said the best way to reach them would be via Twitter.
So the next time the Twitter impersonator logs on they're going to get a message from the court to cease and desist.
It's an interesting and potentially groundbreaking move by a court to stop what I think is a very serious problem about the ease of being anonymous on the Internet.
As I wrote in my column a few weeks ago, just because you can be anonymous doesn't give you the right to break the law.