Law And The Internet

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. <http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/newmedia/FB8CA650F1BCA60ACC2576850075B909>

    Regarding suppression orders—that might work, provided the people involved
    are not of international significance. Otherwise you’ll get a situation as
    happened with Peter Lewis back in 2000
    <http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00166.htm>, where the story gets
    widely reported by overseas organizations with no connection to NZ, so with
    no lever that the authorities here can apply to them.

    As for juries using the Internet to research cases on their own—currently
    this is treated seriously enough to be grounds for a mistrial. Should it
    continue to do so?
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 24, 2009
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Mutlley Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:

    ><http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/newmedia/FB8CA650F1BCA60ACC2576850075B909>
    >
    >Regarding suppression orders—that might work, provided the people involved
    >are not of international significance. Otherwise you’ll get a situation as
    >happened with Peter Lewis back in 2000
    ><http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00166.htm>, where the story gets
    >widely reported by overseas organizations with no connection to NZ, so with
    >no lever that the authorities here can apply to them.
    >
    >As for juries using the Internet to research cases on their own—currently
    >this is treated seriously enough to be grounds for a mistrial. Should it
    >continue to do so?


    How you going to know if the juror has searched the net. Look at
    their search logs at home or seize their computer??
    Mutlley, Dec 24, 2009
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  3. In message <4b357cd2$>, vitw wrote:

    > Sequester all the jurors into a secure facility without computer or phone
    > access.


    Jurors are not sequestered until they start deliberating.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 26, 2009
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