Few Internet law issues create a greater challenge than Internetjurisdiction, which raises the fundamental question of whose law applies toactivity that takes place online. While some experts initially hoped that theInternet might breed a new era of global legal harmonization, a closerexamination reveals that legal differences are cropping up everywhere ascountries become more assertive in ensuring that their Internet legal frameworkis consistent with national policy priorities.�

For businesses operating online, the resulting melting pot of legal rulespresents some tough challenges. Internet jurisdiction — the question of whoselaw applies online — has always been identified as one of the Internet’smost challenging issues and in recent years that challenge has intensified byvirtue of competing and potentially conflicting regulations.�

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