The ubiquity of the Internet contrasts with the territorial nature of national legal orders. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of jurisdiction, choice of law and enforcement of judgments issues concerning online activities in the areas in which private legal relationships are most affected by the Internet. It provides an in-depth study of EU Law in this particularly dynamic field, with references to major developments in other jurisdictions. Topics comprise information society services, data protection, defamation, copyright, trademarks, unfair competition and contracts, including consumer protection and alternative dispute resolution..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.
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.