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Jurisdiction and the Internet

Regulatory Competence over Online Activity

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Jurisdiction and the Internet by Uta Kohl
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Which state has and should have the right and power to regulate sites and online events? Who can apply their defamation or contract law, obscenity standards, gambling or banking regulation, pharmaceutical licensing requirements or hate speech prohibitions to any particular Internet activity? Traditionally, transnational activity has been 'shared out' between national sovereigns with the aid of location-centric rules which can be adjusted to the transnational Internet. But can these allocation rules be stretched indefinitely, and what are the costs for online actors and for states themselves of squeezing global online activity into nation-state law? Does the future of online regulation lie in global legal harmonisation or is it a cyberspace that increasingly mirrors the national borders of the offline world? This 2007 book offers some uncomfortable insights into one of the most important debates on Internet governance.

Author Biography

Uta Kohl is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Release date NZ
October 18th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
348
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9780521843805
Product ID
1772399

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