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The UK’s highest court launches a Twitter account to broadcast its latest rulings

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The highest court in the UK has launched a Twitter account and will begin tweeting news about its latest judgements imminently. The @UKSupremeCourt account has yet to tweet, but the court’s Twitter ‘broadcast service’ will kick-off by tweeting live coverage of the new justice Lord Reed being sworn in at...
The UK’s highest court launches a Twitter account to broadcast its latest rulings

Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

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Social media undoubtedly poses a challenge for enforcement, but the Contempt of Court Act is a sound piece of legislationIt is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system. As attorney general I see my role as defender both of press freedom and...
Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects

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Last Friday, US prosecutors filed an extradition request against four New Zealand-based suspects who were allegedly part of the so-called “Mega Conspiracy.” Kim Dotcom is wanted in the United States alongside other key Megaupload employees on racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering charges. In the battle to extradite the defendants,...
It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects
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Judge says bank can’t use Facebook to reach defendant — try local paper instead

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In the latest example of the justice system’s ongoing unease with social media, a federal judge has refused a request by Chase Bank to use Facebook to serve legal papers on an identity thief. In an order issued Friday in Manhattan, US District Judge John Keenan said “service by Facebook...
Judge says bank can’t use Facebook to reach defendant — try local paper instead

Murder in the first person

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Having characters from a trial tell their side of the story, directly to the audience, was the toughest script I've ever had to writeMurder is the toughest script I've ever written - and the most satisfying. It tells the story of the protagonists in a murder trial - the accused...
Murder in the first person

"They are throwing up to 70 people an hour out of their homes" | Jon Robins

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Open Justice project aims to shed light on Scottish courts that normally go unreportedNext week marks the start of a potentially fascinating experiment that aims to shine some light on those under-exposed parts of the justice system. Open Justice Week is a Scottish initiative that aims to use blogging, Twitter...
"They are throwing up to 70 people an hour out of their homes" | Jon Robins
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Megaupload Programmer Calls For Dignity In US Extradition Battle

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Following his arrest along with the rest of the Megaupload management team on January 19th, Bram van der Kolk endured three weeks in the custody of New Zealand authorities. Der Kolk, a Dutch citizen who oversaw programming and network issues at the Hong Kong-based company, appeared in court several times...
Megaupload Programmer Calls For Dignity In US Extradition Battle

A charter for open justice | William Perrin

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The most basic information about court sittings and proceedings is currently lacking. What might a charter for court transparency look like?Courts are open to the public and the media, with only narrow exceptions. This is at the heart of delivery of justice in a modern democracy and a proud national...
A charter for open justice | William Perrin

What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

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When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family...
What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

Clemency petition for The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde passes 20k signatures

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Peter Sunde the co-founder of the world’s most famous file sharing site, The Pirate Bay, has applied for clemency to avoid going to jail after being convicted of copyright infringement back in 2009. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition to support him. Sunde and his colleagues face...
Clemency petition for The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde passes 20k signatures

The Twitter joke trial and the twits who pursued Paul Chambers | Louise Mensch

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The British justice system has wasted precious time and money on a case with no criminal intent. It was the obvious joke trialSo the #TwitterJokeTrial finally ends. Two and a half years of anxiety for 27-year-old Paul Chambers. The lord chief justice, Lord Judge (yes, really) read passages in court...
The Twitter joke trial and the twits who pursued Paul Chambers | Louise Mensch

Facing 4-yr prison term, Surfthechannel owner lashes out

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After being sentenced to prison, Anton Vickerman took to his Web site to condemn the British justice system, the film industry, journalists and the jury. [Read more]...
Facing 4-yr prison term, Surfthechannel owner lashes out

The Pirate Bay switches to a Swedish domain to prevent seizure from US authorities

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The Pirate Bay‘s founders may be facing jail after being refused a Supreme Court appeal, but the people behind the site are clearly determined to keep the site active and out of reach of US authorities. As TorrentFreak reports today, the original domain now automatically redirects to the Swedish .SE...
The Pirate Bay switches to a Swedish domain to prevent seizure from US authorities

Why is India forced to play henchman to the Nebraska executioner? | Maya Foa

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A drug made in India to save lives is to be used for the lethal injection of Michael Ryan in the US, against the company's willIn a grim irony which marks a new low even for the lethal injection business, drugs that were meant to save lives in one of...
Why is India forced to play henchman to the Nebraska executioner? | Maya Foa

The Pirate Bay’s founders face jail after they’re denied a Supreme Court appeal

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The founders of controversial BitTorrent search site The Pirate Bay have been denied a Supreme Court appeal in Sweden, meaning that the prison sentences and fines they were handed in November 2010 will stand – but it seems there’s still a chance they may avoid jail. As TorrentFreak and The...
The Pirate Bay’s founders face jail after they’re denied a Supreme Court appeal

Pirate Bay Founders’ Prison Sentences Final, Supreme Court Appeal Rejected

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November 2010, the Swedish Court of Appeal found three people behind The Pirate Bay guilty of criminal copyright infringement offenses. Although Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström all had their prison sentences decreased from the levels ordered at their original 2009 trial, they were ordered to pay increased damages...
Pirate Bay Founders’ Prison Sentences Final, Supreme Court Appeal Rejected

Orwellian Justice System: Spying on Americans Continues Despite Court Order

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Orwellian Justice System: Spying on Americans Continues Despite Court Order

Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity

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jonklinger writes "The Israeli Supreme Court ruled this week that there is no civil procedure to reveal the identity of users behind an IP address, and that until such procedure shall be legislated, all internet postings, even torturous, may remain anonymous. The 69-page decision acknowledges the right to privacy and...
Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity
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