Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Problems With Defining Jurisdiction on the Internet

Maher, David. "Problems With Defining Jurisdiction on the Internet." CircleID, August 27, 2012.

From the blog:  "The term "jurisdiction" has various definitions in law, but for our purposes here we can say it is the power of some legal body to exercise its authority over a person or subject matter or territory. In the Internet today, it is territory that gives rise to many major issues. As in real estate, what matters in jurisdiction is "location, location, location"….The more serious jurisdictional problems are now beginning to appear in cases that are more complex than trademark-domain name disputes. The European Union is beginning to enforce its data protection requirements outside the borders of the E.U." Read more