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- xxi, 440 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Approaching the Internet -- Ch. 3. Approaching private international law -- Ch. 4. Traditional common law : Australia, England, and Hong Kong SAR -- Ch. 5. The United States of America -- Ch. 6. European civil law : Germany and Sweden -- Ch. 7. The People's Republic of China -- Ch. 8. International instruments -- Ch. 9. A critique of current rules of private international law -- Ch. 10. Geo-identification : technology to the rescue? -- Ch. 11. Proposed 'defamation convention model' -- Ch. 12. Proposed 'contracts convention model' -- Ch. 13. Concluding remarks.Includes index and bibliographical references (p. -413) and index.Summary: "In this approach to what is perhaps the most crucial current issue in private international law, Dan Svantesson examines how the Internet affects and is affected by the four fundamental questions: When should a lawsuit be entertained by the courts? Which state's law should be applied? When should a court that can entertain a lawsuit decline to do so? And will a judgement rendered in one country be recognized in another? He identifies eleven characteristics of Internet communications that are relevant to these questions, and then proceeds with an investigation of whether and to what extent these characteristics (or their closest analogues) have already been dealt with in legal issues arising from other forms of communication."--BOOK JACKET.