Monday, December 20, 2010

BBC News - Lord Chief Justice allows Twitter in court

Sign of the times

Lord Justice Judge's ruling said: "The use of an unobtrusive, hand-held, virtually silent piece of modern equipment for the purposes of simultaneous reporting of proceedings to the outside world as they unfold in court is unlikely to interfere with the proper administration of justice."

Recording sound or images during a court hearing is illegal, but sending electronic communications has not been.

BBC News - Lord Chief Justice allows Twitter in court

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