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

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Dec 12 18:18:00 CST 2002

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, isaac wrote:

> > 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,
> right?

Or alternatively, have it in the Ts&Cs that:
1) the site is only intended for people in India
2) users of the site submit to the Indian courts.


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