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Australian Court Serves Documents via Facebook

An Australian court has ordered that a default judgement could be served on defendants by notification on Facebook. The courts already allow service by email and text message.

Read more from the Sydney Morning Herald: "Australian courts are regarded as being amongst the most technologically advanced in the world, and this innovation goes to further that claim."

Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing doesn't think much of the idea: "It's like serving notice on me by sticking a post-it on a toilet wall on which someone has written "Cory wuz heer" and declaring it legal.
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Update: Here's more from the Telegraph (UK) - thanks to my colleague, Nancy Paul for the tip.