Who has the Right to Govern Online Activity? A Criminal and Civil Point of View

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dc.contributor.author Kohl, Uta
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-04T15:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-04T15:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2004-11
dc.identifier.citation Kohl , U 2004 , ' Who has the Right to Govern Online Activity? A Criminal and Civil Point of View ' International Review of Law, Computers & Technology , vol 18 , no. 3 , pp. 387-410 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1360-0869
dc.identifier.other PURE: 78334
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/708
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/708
dc.description Kohl, U. (2004). Who has the right to govern online activity? A criminal and civil point of view. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 18 (3), 387-410 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper compares how the Australian defamation case of Dow Jones & Co. Inc. v. Gutnick [2002] HCA 56 and the English obscenity case of R. v. Perrin [2002] EWCA 747 dealt with the legal concept of publication in the transnational online context or, more specifically, with the issue as to how to treat a foreign online publication. Despite the different nature of the causes of action, with the former being a civil case and the latter being a criminal case, the article shows that, not only were the underlying jurisdictional issues the same, but that there were also significant similarities in the approaches taken to them. Both courts firmly rejected arguments in favour of an exclusive country-of-origin approach and stuck with the traditional country-of-destination orthodoxy. Nevertheless, it is argued that, given the different nature of and rationales behind civil and criminal law, as well as the less cooperative transnational criminal law regime, the same jurisdictional approach taken to both civil and criminal transnational activity may in fact yield substantially very different outcomes. Thus, the approach appropriate in the criminal law context may lead to undesirable over-regulation in the civil law context. en
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Review of Law, Computers & Technology en
dc.title Who has the Right to Govern Online Activity? A Criminal and Civil Point of View en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360086042000276807
dc.contributor.institution Department of Law & Criminology en
dc.contributor.institution Law and Criminology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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