(via Rebecca Henderson) A cloud of shame has now descended upon the UK’s legal community. The Honourable Mr Justice Openshaw, a High Court judge hearing the Internet terrorism trial in London, has admitted that he did not understand what a web site was. According to Yahoo News, he told the court that “The trouble is I don’t understand the language. I don’t really understand what a Web site is”. How depressing.
Nevertheless, I am an optimist and I prefer to look on the bright side of life. At least the judge was honest and did not pretend to know all about the Internet while producing a dreadful judgement.