A US Appeals Court has overturned a previous ruling that the upcoming trial of alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum could be webcast live. The request had been made by his lawyer, Charles Neeson, but it seems that the Appeals Court decided rules prohibiting broadcasts of federal civil cases in Massachusetts should apply to the case. “This is a society dedicated to the rule of law; and if a controlling rule, properly interpreted, closes federal courtrooms in Massachusetts to webcasting and other forms of broadcasting (whether over the air or via the Internet), we are bound to enforce that rule,” says the judgement. So no Pirate Bay style in-dock Twittering from Tenenbaum, then…

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