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Web 2.0, social networking and the courts

Fitzgerald, Brian F., Foong, Cheryl, & Tucker, Megan (2012) Web 2.0, social networking and the courts. Australian Bar Review, 35(3), pp. 281-301.

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Abstract

In the last decade or so, we have witnessed the growth of web 2.0 technology and social networking platforms, and their rapid rise in popularity as methods of social interaction and communication. Yet, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not just online social phenomena, but can impact on the way the law and courts operate. This article highlights the issues that legal practitioners and courts need to be aware of in engaging with this technology, and suggests possible ways forward.

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ID Code: 51399
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: social media, social networking, court procedure, suppression orders , service of court documents , web 2.0, facebook, twitter, second life, technology
ISSN: 0814-8589
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Civil Law and Procedure (180104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) (180120)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Legal Practice Lawyering and the Legal Profession (180121)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 LexisNexis Butterworths
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 14:27

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