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Peter Ruby qouted in "Use of Internet as evidence in court begins", Law Times

August-23-2004

Lawyer Peter Ruby
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Excerpt from "Use of Internet as evidence in court begins", by Peter Bakogeorge:

Peter Ruby quoted:

Now that the Internet has made its debut in a Canadian court, lawyers are trying to figure out how big a role it will be allowed to take on in providing reliable trial evidence.

...Ruby says the decision to allow the Internet to be used in court could have important implications. 

He says that in some cases, Internet libel, for example, lawyers might want to illustrate that the Internet often contains a different kind of dialogue than exists in other, conventional media.

"One way to prove that would be to take a judge to a chat site, to show that the discourse is different in those sites," he says.

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