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III Private International Law as a Tool for Regulation

From: Private International Law Online: Internet Regulation and Civil Liability in the EU

Tobias Lutzi

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 July 2024

3.01 It has been argued that the aforementioned difficulties of enforcing domestic private law on the Internet leave regulators with a choice between two options: ‘either . . . divide the cyber-world into sovereign territory through the interest of a physical state, or . . . leave the cyber-world to regulate itself in the name of freedom of information’.1 This book argues that there is a third option: coordinating the different claims to regulatory authority through private international law.2 This chapter will discuss the potential of private international law as...
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