Questions over effectiveness and use of law as people share 'polar bear protest' images on Twitter on behalf of Greenpeace despite injunction.

This article titled “Greenpeace Twitter injunction backfires for Cairn Energy” was written by John Vidal and Owen Bowcott, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 20th July 2011 12.42 UTC

A Scottish oil company's attempt to stop Greenpeace activists tweeting about a protest and posting pictures of people dressed as polar bears on the internet has backfired with hundreds of people around the world breaking the injunction on behalf of the environment group.

It is the first such injunction to be issued since the row in May over the flouting of super-injunctions taken out by celebrities by users of Twitter.

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