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