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Jurisdiction and the Media

Perry Keller

in European and International Media Law

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780198268550
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728518 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.003.0008
Jurisdiction and the Media

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Chapter Seven examines the relationship between cross border flows of media content and the development of European and international rules of jurisdiction. It covers both the principles that govern the application of public laws and regulations to foreign based content providers and the rules of private international law that concern the domestic resolution of civil disputes. This includes the European Union principle of establishment as a basis for national regulatory jurisdiction as well as the Brussels I Regulation. The Chapter looks at the development of international rules demarcating authority over radio spectrum and jurisdiction over broadcast services and then discusses different approaches to the problem of applying territorially based jurisdictional to internet based media services. It also discusses efforts to reach multilateral solutions, including work within the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Keywords: Jurisdiction; private international law; radio spectrum; internet; Brussels I Regulation

Chapter.  18038 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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