Monday, December 31, 2012

Court Permits Tweeting in the Courtroom

Ontario Superior Court in Thunder Bay, Ontario
This is an interesting advancement in the use of real time communications - a new policy allowing tweeting in Ontario courtrooms is set to go into effect on February 1, 2013.

It appears that Ontario will be the source of information and statistics on the use of social media in courtrooms. Some are obviously concerned about the potential distractions, others look forward to the increased communications regarding court proceedings.

The policy, established by the Ontario Superior Court, paves the way for journalists and lawyers to use electronic devices, but bans members of the public from doing so, the Toronto Star reports.

For more details, see which has a story on the policy, and additional links.

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