Jaising said small courtroom videos are regularly circulated on social media such as Instagram without proper context and rules need to be put in place regarding such things.
She said that such distribution could be an offense under the Information Technology Act.
“If we have our own solutions, then this problem will not arise … when you have a live stream, it’s like a movie or a song that is available on YouTube. They will be available 24 hours, and anyone can make a small clip. “Therefore, it is important that we have our own decisions…After the broadcast, access will be given to bona fide individuals such as lawyers, litigators, researchers and law colleges, whoever it is…for bona fide purposes. But we took care of maintaining the integrity of the institution, ”the CJI said in a statement.
He said that sometimes these clips are taken out of context.
“The discussions in the court are conducted in different contexts, and the 10-second video is posted without reference to what preceded or what was successful. So we are looking into it,” the court said.
“We need to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for digitizing files. This is also a difficult task for a large country with varying degrees of access to the Internet.
The Judicial Panel also asked the High Court Registry to consider providing video links to the day’s trials within the list of cases itself, as is done in various High Courts.
It stated: “As further progress has been made in finding a unified live streaming solution, we are tentatively scheduling hearings for the third week of January.”
Early on, when Jaising said she wanted to broadcast live issues of public and constitutional concern, the panel said that many high courts do so on YouTube.
“Now we think that we can have our own live streaming platform… We want an institutionalized process,” he said.
The Judicial Panel stated that the next step would be to express interest in choosing the best agency to create a judicial platform for the live broadcast of proceedings in the Supreme Court. The CJI said, “Then we can extend it to all courts” in the country.
Supreme Court hearings are currently streamed live on the YouTube channel of the National Informatics Center (NIC).
Jazing also required the court to keep transcripts of the hearings.
“If you need to do the decryption physically, we need a large number of people… For a transcription service, the cost of decryption is quite high. It is now being used in some major arbitrations,” CJI said.
The CJI stated that Jaising may submit his proposals to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court when the rules regarding live broadcast rules are formulated.
On September 27, the Supreme Court began broadcasting live for the first time a Constitutional Bench court hearing related to lawsuits challenging the Economically Weaker Parts (EWS) clause, as well as a spat over control of services between the Center and the Delhi government.
In a unanimous decision in a full court session presided over by the CJI, the high court decided to broadcast live all constitutional hearings beginning September 27, four years after the historic ruling by Judge Deepak Mishra, then a judge. CGI, in 2018.