How Do You Enforce Laws On The Borderless Web?
from the very-carefully dept
As ridiculous as the US case against Elcomsoft is (where the US is claiming that a Russian company has broken American laws), at the very same time the US is telling France that their laws don’t apply to the US in the Yahoo-Nazi memorabilia case. This begins to highlight the difficulties countries are having enforcing their laws online. If someone posts something in the US that breaks a law somewhere else, who’s responsible? It’s certainly brought up some tough legal questions that many countries are trying to deal with. Of course, if we stopped trying to legislate everything, it might make life a bit easier. However, I would think that the location of the server would set the legal jurisdiction. Otherwise, you’re just asking for trouble.