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Counsel for the defence, "My client was hearing a trial whereby much depended on the defendants viewing of pornography. In light of this my client was doing research into the type of porn that the trial featured"

 

I mean we do not know do we. ;)

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It wasn't as the result of a criminal offence, there was nothing illegal in what they were watching but they used the IT which was provided for their official use to access these sites whatever they were. They were dismissed on a disciplinary matter.

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Oh come on! These are Judges - anything more complicated than an electric kettle is beyond their comprehension

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Oh come on! These are Judges - anything more complicated than an electric kettle is beyond their comprehension

That reminds me of a 1980's sketch from 'Not The 9 O'clock News' where the workings of a digital watch and automatic video recorder had to be explained to the judge, but he was very familiar with the deluxe model inflatable woman !!! It would seem judges have always had basic needs. ;)

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That reminds me of a 1980's sketch from 'Not The 9 O'clock News' where the workings of a digital watch and automatic video recorder had to be explained to the judge, but he was very familiar with the deluxe model inflatable woman !!! It would seem judges have always had basic needs. ;)

 

"That's the one with the real hair............"?  It's something like that.  Makes me laugh every time I hear it.

 

As for judges looking at porn - there was some bloke on Radio 2 saying that they shouldn't watch porn in case they then have to deal with a sex case.  And I thought "what are we going to do, shut judges in a box for their working lives?".  By that token we should stop them watching the news, any film or TV programme that shows any sort of violence, racism or anything really.

 

Judges shouldn't watch porn on their work-provided hardware (punn intended), not because it might addle their brains, but in the same way that they shouldn't use it to shop on-line - it's given to them to do work on, not for personal reasons...........

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I suspect that what is behind this is that there is going to be a major craxck-down on Civil Servants using their work computers for personal things. It is quite likely that there are a raft of cases to be brought before internal disciplinary panels and the powers-that-be have circumvented any union representations by making a public example of these senior individuals. At least, that's how we tackled this sort of thing before the computer was invented and we had some good cases for getting rid, particularly of those who were more trouble than they were worth to the public service! We didn't usually make them public but the message was spread internally (& before social media that was as far as it usually went!). ;)

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Oh come on! These are Judges - anything more complicated than an electric kettle is beyond their comprehension

:roflroll2:  :roflroll2:

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I suspect that what is behind this is that there is going to be a major craxck-down on Civil Servants using their work computers for personal things. It is quite likely that there are a raft of cases to be brought before internal disciplinary panels and the powers-that-be have circumvented any union representations by making a public example of these senior individuals. At least, that's how we tackled this sort of thing before the computer was invented and we had some good cases for getting rid, particularly of those who were more trouble than they were worth to the public service! We didn't usually make them public but the message was spread internally (& before social media that was as far as it usually went!). ;)

OAH, IT has far more important things to do--like keeping the system up and running; but from experience, when you do find that a user is breaching company rules--usually when you are looking for or at something else--it gets passed on to the head of IT to waddle across and up the chain from there.

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OAH, IT has far more important things to do--like keeping the system up and running; but from experience, when you do find that a user is breaching company rules--usually when you are looking for or at something else--it gets passed on to the head of IT to waddle across and up the chain from there.

 

I agree that's how things often go in the private / not-for-profit sectors but, of late, in the UK public service there have been some serious breaches. The ordinary IT folk aren't the ones dealing with them.

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