Law, Borders and the Territorialisation of Cyberspace

Forthcoming, Indonesian Journal of International Law, 2018

26 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2018

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Nicholas Tsagourias

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 13, 2018

Abstract

This article explores the relationship between law and more specifically international law with territory and borders and how this relationship manifests itself in cyberspace. It claims that it manifests itself through two processes: a process of territorialisation of cyberspace that is, the application of territorial notions of international law to persons, activities, and objects existing or operating in or through cyberspace and, secondly, in States asserting their sovereignty in cyberspace by creating national cyberspace zones. All in all, its main claim is that borders are still relevant in the legal regulation of cyberspace.

Keywords: borders, territory, state sovereignty, international law, cyberspace, cyberzones.

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Tsagourias, Nicholas, Law, Borders and the Territorialisation of Cyberspace (July 13, 2018). Forthcoming, Indonesian Journal of International Law, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3213511 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3213511

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