Judge’s Order Gags Googling But Not TV – NZ Legal News

LawFuel.co.nz – The NZ Legal Jobs & News site reports that Auckland Judge David Harvey has taken the unusual and unprecedented step of prohibiting publication of two accuseds’ names by digital media while permitting their publication by ‘conventional’ media.

The two accused, who are accused of murder, have had their names suppressed from website or blog publication to prevent what the Judge said was his fear of the “viral effect of digital publication”.

However, it is apparent that overseas or other media can readily publish the accuseds’ names on websites without the Judge being able to do anything about it and the general population being able to readily find out who they are.

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