The Internet and the Abiding Significance of Territorial Sovereignty

  title={The Internet and the Abiding Significance of Territorial Sovereignty},
  author={Jack Landman Goldsmith},
  journal={Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies},
  • J. Goldsmith
  • Published 1998
  • Political Science
  • Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
More than any other technology, the Internet facilitates cheap, fast, and difficult-to-detect multi-jurisdictional transactions. This in a nutshell is why so many believe that the Internet "undermin[es] the feasibility?and legitimacy?of laws based on geographical boundaries."1 Dean Henry H. Perritt's essay is sanguine about the Internet' s ability to facilitate national governance.2 But even Perritt appears skeptical about the efficacy of territorial regulation of the Internet. His arguments… Expand
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