1. The Internet is regulated by
U.S. telecommunications law.
2. Broadcasting laws may be applicable to Internet
3. The content provided over the Internet can affect the licensing of a network forming
part of the Internet in a given jurisdiction.
4. The Internet is an unregulated communications medium.
5. The Internet is an international leveler which can legitimately expose all societies
to a common social and moral standard.
6. Information that is readily available in France can be posted on an Internet
bulletin board for public access in Australia.
7. An international company X, like IBM, could prevent anyone else registering X.com as
a domain name.
8. A software company @ Software Inc. with a domain name @.com cannot stop a clothing
company @ Clothing Co. from registering a domain name @.net.
9. A company whose brochure was produced by an independent publicity company must have
the consent of the publicity company in relation to all countries before putting the
brochure on the Internet for downloading worldwide.
10. Rights in audiovisual material on a web site could be the same as those in a
subscription television service.
11. Only U.S. copyright law applies to material on a web site held on a U.S. computer.
12. It is not sufficient to have the consent of a database owner to put the database on
13. A copyright owner of an image can freely put it on a U.S.-based web site which
enables the user to manipulate that image.
14. A resident of Ireland can sue a U.S. resident for defamatory posting on a U.S.
15. An Internet bulletin board provider Z can post on it, without risk, a false
statement that person A enjoyed meeting person B over a couple of beers.
16. In question 15, Zs position will be different in all jurisdictions if B is a
prominent Arab politician and public figure.
17. Liability can be avoided for products purchased through a web site by a notice
18. U.S. courts will not assume jurisdiction in respect of a web site merely because it
can be accessed from the U.S.
19. Jurisdiction of a country may be invoked in relation to a statement not intended
for reception in that country.
20. Rules for Internet commerce can be made in the same way as for any other
international commercial activity.