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Gail,
 
        I don't know much about American Law; but if it's anything like Canadian law it would be a case of YOU giving evidence that YOU took the photographs and that YOU are testifying that they are correct and unaltered.  I believe it would be a case of YOUR credibility and personal integrity being accepted or rejected, not the camera's reliability.
 
        In any case I think it would not be the facts that would be in dispute but the interpretation of what those facts mean.  In the notorious O.J. case, for example, the existence of the glove as seen in the photographs was not disputed; it was who left it that was in dispute as well as the credibility of the police officer giving testimony.
 
Regards,
 
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: Digital Camera

Well, since I have  lost the instruction book that tells me how to change the date on my camera,  I am stuck with my photos having the correct date. 
 
But I am intrigued now,  don't all digital cameras allow the user to set the date?
 
The time I ran into a problem, basically all sides were looking to discount anything they could.  I actually considered it a valid point -  if I knew how,  I could have set the date on my camera to be whatever I wanted.
 
In the same situation, I would probably consider someone else's digital photos to be inadmissable.
 
 If the whole case rests on who did something, and who did it depends on when it was done,  there is a lot of incentive to be careful about the authenticity of dated material.
 
 
Gail Kelley