Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Court Verdict via Facebook

Since it was launched in 2004, Facebook has grown into a very popular online hangout, attracting more than 140 million users around the world. And usually, members would use Facebook to "poke" or "superpoke" each other - terms for giving someone a playful nudge.

Currently, Facebook has been used for conveying business messages, and even a Court Verdict/decision. In this regards, The Jakarta Post reported that the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court last Friday approved Lawyer Mark McCormack's application to use Facebook to serve the legally binding documents after several failed attempts to contact the couple at the house an by e-mail.

It is really good to hear about the above decision of the Australian Court which has acknowledged Facebook as a legitimate method to convey important notification. This will facilitate the convey of messages to disputing parties in the court of law which are often very difficult. Let us hope that one day, Courts in Indonesia would be willing adopt such kind of method.


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