March 21, 2012
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Government Technology

In May 2011, Government Technology reported on a pilot project in Quincy District Court in Massachusetts to stream live video of court proceedings as part of a pilot that’s attempting to bring more transparency into the state’s judicial system. The initiative, called OpenCourt, ran into difficulty shortly thereafter in a case of a teenager forced into prostitution. The district attorney, according to a Boston Globe article, wanted no online archive of the accused's hearing, since personal information related to the girl was divulged. One of the attorneys working the case accidentally said the name of the alleged victim when the cameras were rolling....

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