Scottish Court Claims Jurisdiction Based on Local Harm
A Scottish court has asserted jurisdiction in a domain name dispute by ruling that local courts will have jurisdiction "if a wrong is threatened that is likely to result in a harmful event in Scotland".
While acknowledging that this could give every court everywhere jurisdiction, the judge qualified the proposition by stating that a "significant impact" was needed. Case name is Bonnier Media Limited v. Smith.
MMR 2002, Heft 8, VII