Abusing Corroboration

The Solicitor General of Scotland has recently put back on the table the idea of the abolition of corroboration in Scots Criminal law. The reason given to the Press is that this might lead to more convictions in domestic abuse cases.
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Domains of Defamation

The recent expansion of generic Top Level Domains (TLDs) will allow all sorts of opportunities for registration of new internet addresses, especially combined with the introduction of IPv6.

For my non-techie legal readers I will pause to explain what these are. To access a computer on the internet, you obviously need an “address” to find it. The “native” address used by computer equipment is the “IP address” which is a string of numbers. Until recently these have been IPv4, being a set of 4 numbers from 0 to 255 separated by dots, for example “192.168.0.1”. Obviously this gives a limited number of addresses (256^4 or 4,294,967,296) – certain ranges were specified for “private networks” meaning that by various technical methods a whole network of computers within an office could share a single IP address for the outside world but the total public numbers were still limited, and running out. Therefore a new version, IPv6, was invented comprising 8 numbers from 0 to 65536 giving 65536^8 addresses, which is an enormous number.
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