A court in New Zealand has reportedly banned any reporting of a case on the internet. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think he wants to stop people being able to research the information before the case comes to trial!
What *I’m* wondering is how exactly the court intends enforcing the decision in jurisdictions where New Zealand law doesn’t apply… like 99% of the world.
Bizarrely TV and radio stations *can* publish details of the case… including the names of the accused but I assume they just can’t upload that content to the web until the judge agrees they can.
So for details of this murder case in New Zealand you’ll just have to look at their media outlets tomorrow or the day after.
Banning just *one* section of the media sounds a little fishy, weird even but perhaps a sign of the times? We’re slowly approaching the time when more when more people will read their news online than buy a newspaper. This is actually quite worrying even for someone like myself wo spends hours each day combing the columns looking for interesting snippets because without people who pay, and people who advertise… how long can ‘the papers’ survive in their current form?