24
Jul/02

World Wide Web – World Wide Jurisdiction continued


Law.com article fretting about the Internet alowing for extra-territorial jurisdiction.  The fact pattern leading off the story (Italian authorities sat down at the defendant’s Italian computer to shut off the U.S.-hosted website) doesn’t give me nightmares.  Dave Farber’s fact pattern doesn’t either (if you are on notice that you have violated Australian law, skip the Australian conference).  The Yahoo in France troubles me because Yahoo took steps to comply with French law. 

Here’s a business opportunity – hosting companies set up in free-speech havens.

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