In the wake of a recent ManhattanSupreme Court decision on cyberspace gambling, Internet lawyers are questioningthe steps that Web site operators must take to prevent residents of certainstates from using their sites when such use would run afoul of state law.

While it is difficult forcyber businesses to verify whether customers live where they claim to,Justice Charles Edward Ramos has ruled that � at least when the businessis gambling � it must attempt to screen out residents from states wherethe activity would be illegal.