Title

Celebrating 20 years of WWW - A reflection on the concept of jurisdiction

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published version

Svantesson, D.J.B. (2012). Celebrating 20 years of WWW - A reflection on the concept of jurisdiction. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 6(1), 177-190. ISSN: 1802-5943

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ISSN

1802-5943

Abstract

As the Internet, and the discussion of Internet regulation, has matured, it now – 20 years after the birth of the World Wide Web – seems clear that rather than there being no regulation, or under-regulation, the Internet is overregulated in that conduct on the global Internet may come under the jurisdiction of virtually all states in the world. At the same time, there is a recent trend of courts showing reluctance to claim jurisdiction as broadly as they arguably can do under applicable law. This paper discusses, and analyses, a selection of approaches to the concept of jurisdiction. In doing so, account is taken of both public international law and private international law.

 

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