Link: High-tech snooping corrupts legal system - 03/19/06 - The Detroit News. In a case of misuse of technology that will most certainly chill the ability of lawyers to use technology in court, a case has been filed alleging that arbitration hearings were secretly transmitted via computer to experts and consultants in another location. Computers and technology are likely going to be considered the bad guys here, when it is the stupid humans who should be taking the blame. Honesty and openness are human virtues. Since when do lawyers who act in secret become any the worse because they use technology to do unethical things? If you want to broadcast hearing testimony to outside witnesses, file a Motion, make full disclosure, and live with the results. Computers and technology are tools, and can be used for good or ill. Barring technology from courtrooms is a possible result of the actions of a few bad apples. What a shame that would be. Computers don't lack integrity; bad humans do.