Judge Puts Courtroom Videos Online

from the take-a-look... dept

While high publicity court cases often involve a judge barring cameras from the courtroom, it appears that some judges are going in the other direction. A judge in an Ohio court has set up his own personal video camera in the courtroom in order to place the videos of the proceedings online in the hopes of educating people. More and more courts are doing so, in a sort of bottom-up version of CourtTV. The information is all public record information, anyway, so no privacy rights are being violated, according to those who support the practice. If the judge can set up his own personal camera, though, what if someone who is just watching the case sets up their own camera? And, if that’s allowed, why is it that so many courts are banning camera phones?

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Judge Puts Courtroom Videos Online”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
1 Comment
nonuser says:

there's clearly a difference

between a hearing that’s public in the sense that a few dozen people (including the press) can attend without taking photographs, and one that is broadcast across the Internet where it will likely be permanently archived in video format and accessible by advanced search engines of the future.
Imagine a divorce case for example.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...