Jurisdiction is one of the most controversial issues in the Internet governance debate: under what conditions can a court in a given country decide on an Internet-related dispute. Join us for a discussion on questions such as: How far can the application of domestic law extend in the online environment? Under what conditions can local courts claim jurisdiction to decide on Internet-related disputes? Is there (or should there be) a single legal standard for accepting jurisdiction for all types of private Internet disputes (i.e. privacy, defamation, intellectual property, etc.)? How can the online ecosystem offer solutions in order to avoid fragmentation, conflicts of jurisdiction and competition between national courts and legal systems?
Jurisdiction in the Internet era
6 November 2014, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
Venue: DiploFoundation, WMO building, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, 2nd floor