Webcams in the Court

A federal judge agreed to allow cameras in her courtroom that will broadcast the proceedings of a controversial case over the internet.

The case is a lawsuit against a Boston University graduate student brought by an organization that represents the US recording industry. The organization claims the student downloaded music illegally (surprise, surprise).

In her decision, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner says her decision was made in part so that young people of the "so-called internet generation" can follow the case closely.