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Evidence in the digital age
Record ID:
22517
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2002
Author:
Zimmerman, David ;
Source:
LIJ (2002) 76 No 2
Date_of_entry:
28/02/2002
Legislation:
Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth)
Notes:
Australian courts have been slow to accept electronic records, but as transacting via digital means becomes more common legislation is needed to reinforce the notion that electronic records are equal to their paper counterparts ; Admissability of electronic records ; The best evidence rule - Application to electronic records - existing aguments ; The relevence of the best evidence rule in the digital age ; Stauts of a printout of an electronic record - Common law, Statute law, the rule against hearsay ; Electronic records admissable or hearsay? ; Different approaches - Computer-specific approach, the business records approach, the Uniform Evidence Act approach, other business record approach and Commonwealth v. state approach ; Electronic transactions
Section:
Feature
Cases:
Omychund v Baker (1745) 26 ER 15, 33 ; Butera v Director of Public Prosecutions for the State of Victoria ;
Month:
March


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