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".

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/DRU2606.html

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