Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Google says it is subject only to US Law.

What is the "lex" of a computer transaction?

At the recently concluded Stockholm Internet Forum Google claimed that it was only subject to US Law.

Hogwash.  Any internet transaction or exchange of information that happens has three laws attracted to it:

1.  The laws of the countries of the two users.  that is 1 + 1 in most cases.

2. The laws of the country where the server is located.

Google's comments about being subject to only American laws is legally untenable and indicative of an arrogance that Google has acquired over the years. It is literally a global state now. It therefore can back its statement by sheer force and influence but not legal theory.

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