Issue No.01 - January/February (2008 vol.6)
Michael Lesk , Rutgers University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2008.10
Elementary school children are familiar with the phrase, 'If I bring the ball, I make the rules.' But who decides what rules apply on the Internet? Laws aren't the same in each country, and the Internet goes everywhere. Recently, we've seen a rash of legal tourism in which plaintiffs try to argue that the law of the country most favorable to them should apply. Defendants, typically, say the law of the country where they're located should apply. Let's take a look at libel and copyright, two issues relevant to this column.
libel, regulation, Internet, Web access, legal tourism, Digital Protection
Michael Lesk, "Forum Shopping on the Internet", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.6, no. 1, pp. 78-80, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.10