Twitter Messages in the Courtroom?

PART 1

Mr. Prutschi discusses a recent U.S. case in which Twitter messages were ordered handed over to prosecution.

Mr. Prutschi discusses a recent U.S. case in which Twitter messages were handed over to the prosecution. A judge in the State of the New York has released an order that Twitter messages by Occupy Wall Street protesters need to be released. The implication is that although private speech is protected, the same did not apply to public comments on Twitter. Mr. Prutschi discusses the strengths and weaknesses of this argument, and discuss the ruling whether broadcasted messages on public outlets, like Twitter, can be used against you in a court of law.