The Internet World That E Commerce Ventures Have Multiplied Tremendously Bringing Forth Cross Border Internet Disputes

1780 Words8 Pages
The Internet world that e-commerce ventures have multiplied tremendously bringing forth cross-border Internet disputes. Such cases require us to consider the scope of the federal court’s power of jurisdiction in a new context. CompuServe, a computer network giant, appealed the dismissal to the federal court, for lack of personal jurisdiction, of its complaint in which it judgement that it had not infringed on the defendant’s common law copyrights and engaged in unfair competition. The district court held that the electronic links between the defendant, who lived in Texas, and Ohio, where CompuServe is located, were not enough to support personal jurisdiction. The district court also denied CompuServe’s motion for reconsideration. Because The Court of Appeals believed, that CompuServe made a display of prima facie that the defendants contacts were substantial enough to support the exercise pf personal jurisdiction, the court reversed the district court’s dismissal and remand that the case for further proceedings. CompuServe Interactive Service a computer information company providing complete and comprehensive products and access for Internet users. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it contracts with individual subscribers to provide access to computing and information services via the Internet. Subscribers can also use CompuServe to gain access to more than 1700 interactive information services, such as, Netscape Mail Center for CompuServe webmail. CompuServe also

More about The Internet World That E Commerce Ventures Have Multiplied Tremendously Bringing Forth Cross Border Internet Disputes

Open Document