Jurisdiction and the Internet
Regulatory Competence Over Online Activity
By (author) Uta Kohl
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Jurisdiction and the Internet by Uta Kohl
Book DescriptionWhich 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521843805
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Uta Kohl
Jurisdiction and the Internet, Paperback (December 2010)
In this 2007 book, Kohl examines the legitimacy and effectiveness of attempts to regulate the online world.
Human Rights in the Market Place, Hardback (September 2008)» View all books by Uta Kohl
The ideology of human rights protection has gained considerable momentum during the second half of the twentieth century at both national and international levels and appears to be an effective lever for bringing about legal change. This book analyses this strategy in environmental and commercial policy.
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Author Biography - Uta Kohl
Uta Kohl is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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