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A barrister has been struck off and fined after failing to disclose that he was the owner of a copyright-infringing website that he represented during trial – and for posting abusive Twitter messages.
David Harris had represented Newzbin during part of a 2010 High Court hearing into whether the website was liable for copyright infringement by its users. He owned 100 per cent of the shares in the website but failed to disclose the fact.