Controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been sentenced to five months home detention for breaching suppression orders regarding court proceedings. The interesting tech element? The sentence includes a ban on broadcasting, and that extends to Hinch not being allowed to use Twitter throughout that period.
Had Hinch received a custodial sentence, he’d presumably have had no access to Twitter, but it’s interesting to see that the courts have specifically identified Twitter as a relevant medium. Proof again, if proof were needed, that Twitter is for more than just discussing breakfast.
Hinch Sentenced To Home Detention [ABC News]