January 24, 2022

New Legal Reference Resource: UK’s Supreme Court Launches On-Demand Video Archive

From the BBC:

Proceedings in the UK’s Supreme Court can now be viewed at any time with the launch of an on-demand video archive.
Footage of hearings in the UK’s highest court will be uploaded to its website on the next working day and be available to view for a year.

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger said the service would allow people to see the background to decisions made in the court.

From the UK Supreme Court:

Footage of the proceedings in court will be freely available via each case’s page on the Supreme Court website, and will be uploaded the next working day. Once judgment is delivered, footage of the Justices’ summary in court will also be published alongside the full judgment text and press summary.

The service will include footage of proceedings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (or JCPC, which hears appeals from a number of Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies).

Footage will remain available for approximately one year after the court hearing, before being removed to make way for new cases. For copyright reasons, users will not be able to download the footage for long term storage or editing.

The on-demand archive complements the Court’s streaming service enabling hearings to be broadcast live from any of its three courtrooms, including sittings of the JCPC. Approximately 15,000 people have used this service each month since it was launched in October 2014.

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