Category Archives: Trial – Judges

Google search in court

In the story below, I am troubled by two things: – the assumption that a diversity of items being available proves that each of them are rarer to come by (here a yellow hat). How a Google search can help … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court Says No Cameras In The Courtroom” (TechDirt 14 January 2010)

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Impartiality of judges

I found it a bit extreme to forbid the use of facebook. It is even hypocrite when one knows that judges and practitionners know each other quite well in real life, especially in the US and the UK where solicitors … Continue reading

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Update on Hadopi 2 (Senate)

Juriscom.net – droit des technologies de l’informationSandrine Rouja, Une deuxième loi “création et internet” pour juillet, versant pénal (25 June 2009)Le Sénat adopte le projet de loi HADOPI 2 (Juriscom. 9 July 2009)for the details (in French) on the French … Continue reading

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Update on Hadopi 2

Hadopi 2 jugée inconstitutionnelle, le gouvernement s’enferre – Journal du Net > e-Business (30 June 2009) Interesting impact assessment of the new proposal conducted by the newspaper La Tribune. If 50 000 cases per year are to be treated, 109 … Continue reading

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Swedish piracy case and judge’s impartiality

Justice must be seen as well as be done. A traditional ECHR principle stemming out of a English common law culture of impartiality which Sweden may well have forgotten in this case. A real shame when one thinks of the … Continue reading

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Hadopi, right to access a court of first instance and piracy policy

Before it was even adopted by Parliament, the French bill that promoted the three strikes policy in its attempt to fight piracy was doomed. The EU Parliament condemned it (See TechDirt, 6 May 2009) EU Says No To Three Strikes … Continue reading

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Social networks: world and power

With always/often talk of Facebook, but this is not the only one on the web. Others in non English languages are actually attracting more customers, in China obviously, but also Brazil, Russia, Netherlands etc…“Ces réseaux sociaux qui résistent à Facebook … Continue reading

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Takedown notices – recurring issue

THis is a recurring theme: private enforcement of the law instead of courts deciding if it is worth taking down, even temporarily. Maybe time to think about allocating courts to those matters?Facebook Using DMCA Notices To Takedown Private Videos? (30th … Continue reading

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Investigations – some hope?

“University Gets Time To Notify Students Before Handing Over Info To The RIAA” (10 October 2008)

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