If You're On A Jury, You Probably Shouldn't Ask Your Facebook Friends For Their Guilty/Not Guilty Votes

from the just-a-suggestion dept

Apparently, a woman in the UK came up with a rather novel approach to "crowdsourcing," when she used Facebook to ask her friends how they would vote in a criminal case for which she was on the jury. Not surprisingly, using Facebook in this manner got her kicked off the jury pretty quickly. Of course, I would guess this isn't the best way to get out of jury duty either, as I'd imagine such a stunt would put you at risk of getting charged with contempt of court as well.

Filed Under: crowdsourced, jury, poll, social network
Companies: facebook

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Nov 2008 @ 2:12pm

    There could be a positive side to this-- Crowdsourcing for RIAA/MPAA cases where a Jury is involved may be great way of showing how a 99ยข song could be worth millions of dollars.

    Muhahaha! The lawyers will thank me later: (Come on, guys it's more billable hours!)

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