93. Use of recording instruments

(1) Subject to subsection (4) below, it is a contempt of court —
(a) to use in Court, or bring into Court for use, any instrument for recording sound and/or images, except with the leave of the Court;
(b) to publish a recording of proceedings made by means of any such instrument, or any recording derived directly or indirectly from it, by playing it in the hearing of the public or any section of the public, or to dispose of it or any recording so derived, with a view to such publication;
(c) to use any such recording in contravention of any conditions of leave granted under paragraph (a).
(2) Leave under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) may be granted or refused at the discretion of the Court, and if granted may be granted subject to such conditions as the Court thinks proper with respect to the use of any recording made pursuant to the leave and where leave has been granted the Court may at the like discretion withdraw or amend it either generally or in relation to any particular part of the proceedings.
(3) Without affecting to any other power to deal with an act of contempt under paragraph (a) of subsection (1), the Court may order the instrument, or any recording made with it, or both, to be forfeited; and any object so forfeited shall (unless the Court otherwise determines on application by a person appearing to be the owner) be sold or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Court may direct.
(4) This section does not apply to the making or use of audio or video recordings for purposes of official transcripts of proceedings.