Legal gag undone by internet freedom


Naturally enough I didn't want to do anything on this site to spoil The Guardian's case as But its legal opponents have now .

The initial ruling against the paper was extraordinary and I'll be writing about its wider implications in tomorrow's London Evening Standard.

But I cannot let it pass without noting briefly that the action by the firm of solicitors at the heart of the case, Carter-Ruck (living up to its Private Eye nickname), was entirely undone by the freedom of the internet.

Then again, the was silent on the matter of digital media.