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Contempt of Court in Cyberspace?

By SLAS Spokesperson

Lord Osborne in the recent trial of William Begg (the “limbs in the loch” trial) ruled that contempt of Court could not be applied to materials on websites as the legal rules on this were framed with books, newspapers and magazines in mind. During the trial Begg’s counsel had complained about information posted in certain websites labelling Begg “the Gay Ripper” and giving details of previous convictions.

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