Motion to Dismiss? The role of courts in shaping Internet policy

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The number of judicial decisions on Internet policy issues will increase as time goes on, as will the pressure on policymakers to figure out solutions to the conflict of laws in cyberspace. What role do national courts play in shaping global Internet policy? How do multistakeholder-developed norms relate to or influence judicial opinion, if at all? Can the decision of a foreign court change what we are able to access on the Internet in the US? This IGF-USA session will explore the role of courts in "the development and application...of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet."




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