Category Archives: Jurisdiction

Are Geographic Restrictions On Content Obsolete? | Techdirt

Are Geographic Restrictions On Content Obsolete? | Techdirt. 9 July 2010 An interesting post which points out the obvious (no sarcasm intended). Boundaries in terms of filtering are disappearing, at least the way they used to be. It reminds me … Continue reading

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Defamation: civil or criminal matter?

Many legislations have a civil suit and a criminal charge for defamation. The article about Colorado US is interesting in comparison with the proposal in France to stop allowing defamation charges that do not bear for example any hatred.“Does It … Continue reading

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Diversity of laws – a dilemna?

Apparently somebody in the US – Florida was sanctionned for obscenity after prosecutors went forum shopping for the most stringent laws on the matter. Diversity of laws is not a new issue; comparative law is highly aware of it. Internet … Continue reading

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Defamation in cyberspace – a reminder

Hardly surprising, but worth a reminder. Diffamation/libel still applies on cyberspace and more importantly, in some countries like France it is a criminal offence and does not engage civil liability. “Reminder: Defamation Still Applies To Bloggers” (29 September 2008)

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Jurisdiction issues

About an India Court’s ordering Google to communicate a blogger’s identity and the right to do so when author and offence are committed in the US with no material elements in India…Absurd? Mr Masnik argues that the stricker laws get … Continue reading

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Defamation, MySpace and fake profiles

Case rejected against those children who created a fake profile of their headmaster; lucky because in some countries like France defamation is a criminal matter not usually a civil law issue like in the US and UK (well criminal law … Continue reading

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Hacking (Nasa hacker) – jurisdiction and policies

The last hope of hacker McKinnon vanished today. The ECtHR rejected his emergency appeal from the House of Lords’ decision on his extradition case. Obliged to be tried now in the US, Mr McKinnon faces an unenvious position in a … Continue reading

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Jurisdiction, ISPs’ liability and libel

According to the story, a British politician shut his blog for Google (US) refused to remove a defamatory post put on his blog and on others’. What strikes me first is the line taken by Google. De facie, perfectly adequate, … Continue reading

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