Harmonizing Cybertort Law for Europe and America
Thomas H. Koenig
Michael L. Rustad
Suffolk University Law School; Stetson University - College of Law
Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law, Vol. 5, No. 13, 2005
Professors Rustad and Koenig examine the impediments in the development of harmonized Internet torts. Their analysis consists of three focal parts. In Part I, the authors examine the barriers precluding the development of a harmonized cybertort system that would protect American and European internet consumers and businesses. Part II describes the differing legal approaches of the United States and Europe involving tortious acts. Finally, in Part III, the authors conclude by examining the feasibility of an increased harmonization in the realm of torts between Europe and the United States.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 47
Keywords: Brussels Regulation, Rome I, Internet, jurisdiction, cybertort, Communications Decency Act, defamation, Internet lawAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 6, 2006
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