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Tuesday, 31st October 2006

Webinar: International Law and the Internet

Webinar: International Law and the Internet
"While some international internet issues can be dealt with via existing laws and structures, critical matters about the international use and regulation of the internet remain to be settled. Each day the World Wide Web is reaching more people, often at greater distances from traditional technology hubs. This growing, global, virtual community has created a demand for new ways to solve the international conflicts that inevitably arise from it. This webinar gives an overview of the most significant international law that applies to the internet (such as the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention, the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments, rulings of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and nascent efforts by the UN to oversee aspects of internet governance), discusses some specific transnational internet cases that are challenging current legal frameworks (such as Google s censorship activities in China; France's assertion of jurisdiction over Yahoo!; and US efforts to regulate online gambling and bulk e-mail), and explores possible future developments (including the ongoing governance activities of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; the role of technical standard-setting bodies; and the increasing involvement of nation-states in attempting to 'zone' online content)." PowerPoint presentation also available (PDF; 201 KB).

Source: American Society of International Law


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