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Groklaw: The Protective Order

Dec 15, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Here is the Protective Order the various parties were talking about at the oral arguments in the SCO v. IBM lawsuit on Friday the 5th. Thanks to Thomas Frayne for transcribing it. You can read the legal definition of 'protective order' here.

"Sometimes persons who are not parties to a lawsuit, typically the press, feel they have an interest in contesting a protective order. Here is an example of an instance where tons of folks opposed a motion for a protective order to close depositions and bar Internet posting of testimony in Universal v. Reimerdes. In that case, the court worked out a way to allow the public to have access to the information after a few days and to post it online, although the media was not allowed to be present during the depositions..."

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