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Is It Too Much To Expect Judges In Tech Related Cases To Understand Tech?


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Bratz dolls

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In another case where basic technology illiteracy leads a judge to make very questionable statements, a judge declared that because a specific phrase ("spoiled brats") was not found in the metatags of a Web site, someone who searched on that phrase "would likely not encounter" the page in question. Yes, the actual terms did appear on the page itself — just not in the metatags.

This case involving Bratz dolls raises questions about how those who are technically illiterate on specific subjects are able to make rulings where a basic understanding of how the tech works could make a pretty big difference on how a judgment comes out.

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