Conflict of laws and the internet

Conflict of laws and the internet

The ubiquity of the Internet contrasts with the territorial nature of national legal orders. This insightful book provides a detailed practical analysis of jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of judgments, examining online activities in areas where private legal relationships are most affected by the Internet. Offering rigorous and systematic coverage of EU Law in this dynamic field, consideration is given to information society services, data protection, defamation, copyright, trademarks, unfair competition and online contracts.

Key features include:
• comprehensive analysis of the complex conflict of laws issues that arise in connection with Internet activities

• discussion on the jurisdiction of national courts and the determination of applicable law

• a European perspective on the relationship between Internet Law and Private International Law (PIL)

• consideration of the cross-border effects of judgments in all major fields of PIL affected by the Internet.

Written by award-winning author Pedro De Miguel Asensio, Conflict of Laws and the Internet will be a vital resource for practitioners and policy-makers alike with applications for IT law experts and companies active in e-commerce. Providing a strong doctrinal base for an area of ever increasing importance and attention, this book will also be a valuable reference for academics working in the fields of IT law and PIL.


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Pedro De Miguel Asensio
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar
529 pages
ISBN 9781788110815