2257 Trial: Digital Audio Recordings Released

2257 Trial: Digital Audio Recordings Released
Rhett Pardon

PHILADELPHIA —  XBIZ is pleased to make available audio recordings of the recent trial over federal record-keeping act 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A. 

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson, who heard the eight-day trial pitting adult entertainment industry trade group against the Justice Department, is a strong proponent of advances in courtroom technology, such as digital audio recordings of trials.

In fact, Baylson was one of the first federal judge's to employ the technnology under a pilot program that allows digital recordings to be uploaded onto the court's computerized docket so that it can be accessible to the bar and public over the web through the federal court database PACER.

"From smoke signals to e-mail — with telegraph, telephone and texting along the way — humans have changed their habits to accommodate advances in technology," Baylson wrote in an opinion several years ago.

The recordings below are Mp3-formatted audio files that were embedded as attachments in the court's PDF documents.

2257 Trial - June 3, 2013  162mb
2257 Trial - June 4, 2013 (A)  173mb
2257 Trial - June 4, 2013 (B)  166mb
2257 Trial - June 5, 2013  50mb
2257 Trial - June 7, 2013 (A)  116mb
2257 Trial - June 7, 2013 (B)  113mb
2257 Trial - June 11, 2013 (A)  160mb
2257 Trial - June 11, 2013 (B)  115mb
2257 Trial - June 12, 2013 (A)  134mb
2257 Trial - June 12, 2013 (B)  86mb
2257 Trial - June 14, 2013  172mb
2257 Trial - June 17, 2013  242mb

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