Schedule 3 - Standard conditions for audio recording

1. While the Judge is sitting in court for chambers or in closed court, no recording must take place.

2. Jurors must not be recorded in the courtroom or elsewhere other than when the foreperson of the jury delivers the jury’s verdict.

3. No recording may take place in court when the Judge is not present, except with prior leave of the Judge.

4. The media applicant and representatives of the media applicant must at all times conduct themselves in court with courtesy and decorum.

5. Recordings must not be used or published until at least ten minutes have elapsed.

6. Despite clause 5, recordings taken may be published at any time:

  1. if the trial is an appeal; or
  2. on the taking of a jury’s verdict; or
  3. on a sentencing; or
  4. if it is the Judge’s summing up; or
  5. if the trial Judge grants leave.

7. The media applicant must maintain a copy of all publications or broadcasts using recordings taken in court for 10 years and must supply to the court a copy if requested by the Judge.

8. While the trial continues, recordings taken must not be used other than in the programme or on the website nominated in the application form. They cannot be made available to third parties without the Court’s permission.

9. Once the trial is over a recording may not be used, except by the applicant on a follow-up programme or on the website. Any other use can only be with the Court’s permission.

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