[ExI] help please, from you creative types

ablainey at aol.com ablainey at aol.com
Thu Sep 23 00:27:06 UTC 2010


 Write a sworn Affidavit stating the facts and have it notarised. Do the same for your witnesses. As I understand it, an affidavit stands as undesputed truth unless proven false point for point. File them with the court and make sure the judge 'Can see them' (talk to the clerk). Make sure you have copies to present should the originals get lost. Include statements that the photos were taken on a specific date and that the timestamp was correct. Enter copies of the photos as supporting evidence.
Get all your evidence in before the day and you shouldn't need to say a word. Hopefully all will be well and good and the case will just be rubber stamped.
It might help if the camera and memory media is held secure by a trustworthy third party incase it is needed for evidence. This will show you didn't want it to be tampered with by anyone and remove suspicion of that from yourself.

Disclaimer: Not responsible for advise given, blah blah, not a lawer, have no idea about law, not my fault if you spent a night in the cells etc ;o)

good luck




-----Original Message-----
From: spike <spike66 at att.net>
To: 'ExI chat list' <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:59
Subject: [ExI] help please, from you creative types

Today I ask for some suggestions from those of you who think outside the box.  For those who offer good suggestions, the standard reward is yours: my gratitude, respect and everlasting admiration, or at least until I forget, whichever comes first, restrictions apply etc.
Assume I did a particular job at the ranch on a particular day, and I wanted to prove in court at some future date that this task was performed on that particular day.  Of course I could have an honest neighbor witness and sign a statement to that effect, but then she could be subpoenaed to testify in court etc, and that isn't good, and may not even be possible, if for instance she is old and sick.  So imagine I take digital photos with a time stamp.  The time could be set wrong on the camera, so just to make sure, I get that day's newspaper and hold it in the foreground, then keep the paper.  So that proves to the satisfaction of the court that the event could not have taken place earlier than the timestamp on the camera, but it doesn't conclusively prove the event could not have taken place later.  I could have gotten last week's paper, intentionally set the camera time a week behind, taken the pictures and claimed the events took place a week earlier than they really did.
Question please, extro-thinkers: how do I use a digital camera to prove an event took place no later than stated?
This isn't a murder case or anything, just a civil matter, so the standards of proof are such that a digital photo is usually more than sufficient.  One day resolution is plenty good for this application, but not one week.  But using the newspaper trick I can only bound the problem on one side.  
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