Industry Groups and Private Organizations

  1. American Bar Association (ABA) Internet Jurisdiction Project II

    The Cyberspace Law Committee of the ABA has continued to work on an Internet jurisdiction project originally formed in 2000 to examine the effects of online jurisdictional issues on business practices. The project is in its second phase now and is currently directed by Professor Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa.

  2. Reports of the ABA Committee on Cyberspace Law

  3. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

    The ICC is an international business organization based in Paris well known for the drafting of international rules and standards that companies have adopted voluntarily such as the INCOTERMS. The ICC covers a broad spectrum of activities from arbitration and dispute resolution to the promotion of business self-regulation and prevent and combat commercial crime on the Internet. The ICC has been very active on Internet jurisdiction and the website contains surveys, news, documents and links to jurisdictional issues.

  4. The Internet Law & Policy Forum (ILPF)

    A business association formed in 1995 by high-tech companies such as Netscape, AOL, Visa, Fujitsu and British Telecom. The ILPF is dedicated to the sustainable global development of the Internet through legal and public policy initiatives. ILPF has a working group on jurisdiction that has developed documents and proposals on the Preliminary Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters of the HCPIL among other relevant materials on this area.

  5. Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI)

    Serves as a resource to local stakeholders in the Internet policy development process. The website of the GIPI has a section that provides information on jurisdiction and relevant links and resources in this area.