A Primer on Globally Harmonizing Internet Jurisdiction and Regulations

We stand on the cusp of a defining moment for the Internet, and existing trends, left unaddressed, might very well lead to the legal fracturing of the World Wide Web. This brief paper offers some thoughts on how this challenge should be resolved, concluding that multilateral agreement on a choice-of-law framework is essential to the continuing growth of the network. While such a framework may be difficult (some might say impossible) to achieve, it is clear that the current situation, in the absence of such a framework, is untenable in the long run and destructive of economic prosperity.