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The judgment MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter. Some remarks on personal jurisdiction on the Internet
The judgment MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter. Some remarks on personal jurisdiction on the Internet

Palabras clave

competent authority
Internet
jurisdiction

Cómo citar

Melian Pérez, G. E. (2022). The judgment MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter. Some remarks on personal jurisdiction on the Internet. Revista Doctrina Distrital, 2(01). Recuperado a partir de https://doctrinadistrital.com/ojs2/index.php/RevistaDoctrinaDistrital/article/view/45

Resumen

The competent authority for settling disputes arising on the Internet, as well as the question of the applicable law, are a constant motive of uncertainty due to the cross-border nature of the Internet (Scotti, 2012). In these cases, it becomes complex for network´s users to determine which law should be obeyed or which jurisdiction responds (“contextual legal environment”) (Ramírez Plascencia, 2007).
To have caused any harm within the territory is a relatively common rule on which there is a relative consensus. But the criteria for claiming jurisdiction may be broader depending on the location. In this brief analysis, I will focus on one statute from Connecticut, which states that the court where the server is located has jurisdiction to hear the case. In MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter , this issue was contentious.

The judgment MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter. Some remarks on personal jurisdiction on the Internet