[thechat] Internet Makes Dow Jones Open to Suit in Australia

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Thu Dec 12 17:30:01 CST 2002

> What would happen if I published supposedly libelous material on my Web
> site and an Aussie wanted to sue me? He couldn't forcibly drag my
> arse down
> there, could he? If an Australian court declares that I am indeed guilty,
> how can it enforce its sentence when I'm halfway across the world?

If you want to have your published materials held to only the laws of your
country, you would need to require that your readership is strictly Indian,

> You mean that if I said, "Isaac is a love machine"
> and he interpreted it as "Isaac is an adulterer", he
> could sue me? :p

Dude, I'd make it into a t-shirt...


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