Legal borders on the Internet: Only when found convenient?

In the 20 years since the Internet went public, that time has been sufficient to shed perspective on one of its main regulatory problems, the territorial scope of its rules. This Emerging Issues Analysis addresses the issues of territoriality and regulatory problems due to the extraterritorial scope of the Internet.
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In the 20 years since the Internet went public, that time has been sufficient to shed perspective on one of its main regulatory problems, the territorial scope of its rules. This Emerging Issues Analysis addresses the issues of territoriality and regulatory problems due to the extraterritorial scope of the Internet.

Jorge Rodriguez-Zapata

Justice of the Supreme Court (Spain)

In 2002, Rodriguez-Zapata was appointed Magistrate of the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal (2002-2010). He was formerly the senior legal advisor to the Spanish Council of State (1978-1991) and since 1985, a Professor of Constitutional law (UNED, Madrid). He also served as Special Advisor to the Spanish Government (1978-1981), and as the Ancient Vice President of the Spanish Commission in Copyright for remuneration for private copying (phonograms, videograms, books, etc.).

Rodriguez-Zapata graduated from Law studies in Madrid in 1970 with first class honors, and has a Doctorship in Bologna (Italy) in 1972 with Premio Vittorio Emmanuele II (first class doctorship honors). He has also studied in Germany, Belgium (EEC Commission, 1981) and The Netherlands (The Hague Academy of International Law).

He is the author of several books in constitutional and administrative law and more than one hundred articles in the same fields. His book Constitutional Law in Theory and Practice is currently in its 4th edition.

He has lectured abroad in the United States, Europe and Africa.

Pablo García Mexía,

J.D., Ph.D. Legal Advisor to Spanish Parliament (Letrado de las Cortes, Senate). Of Counsel, Ashurst LLP. Co-founder of Syntagma.org, a private think-tank. Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; J.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Pablo has served as an Arbitrator for the World Bank (ICSID), and as a Visiting Professor of Law for The College of William & Mary (Virginia, USA).

He lectures regularly at Madrid´s Universidad Carlos III, and he serves as the Director of the specialized review, “Revista de Privacidad y Derecho Digital.” Pablo is a member of a group of innovation leaders in the Spanish-speaking world, the “Los 100 de COTEC” (COTEC Foundation). Pablo is the Vice President of the Internet Society (Spanish Chapter) and a member of the Board at Foro de la Sociedad Civil. He has worked as an international consultant for the United Nations and the European Union. He has been Director of Human Resources of the Senate of Spain, Secretary General of Madrid´s Regional Parliament and Director of International Relations of Spain´s Congress of Deputies. A Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, he attended postgraduate courses at IE Business School, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University CEU-San Pablo. He is the author of eight books (in English or Spanish) and the editor of another four on various legal issues, especially those connected to the Internet. Pablo has written over 45 articles in scholarly reviews. He is a regular speaker at various international and domestic forums, as well as a regular contributor to a number of mass and specialized media. He holds the “Cruz de Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica” (a civil decoration granted by the King of Spain). For more information, see: http://www.PabloGMexia.net.

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