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[FYI] US blasts European e-commerce rules



http://www.lawmoney.com/public/search/previewstory.asp?storyNum=2914

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 16/09/99 

 US blasts European e-commerce rules 


 US Commerce secretary William Daley said that
 jurisdiction rules in an EU draft directive would restrict
 the growth of e-commerce. Speaking at an
 e-commerce conference organized by the World
 Intellectual Property Organization, he said: "There is a
 serious question of whose law prevails. Many in the
 private sector would feel that the location of the
 company should be the determining jurisdiction and
 many consumers believe it should be where the
 consumers are located."

 The EU draft would give consumers a right to sue
 Internet commerce providers in the consumerís home
 country, regardless of where the Internet company is
 based. The draft could be adopted before the end of
 this year, replacing existing rules under which Internet
 companies are liable only in their home jurisdiction.

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http://www.lawmoney.com/public/search/previewstory.asp?storyNum=2927

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 17/09/99 

 Internet chiefs criticize EU e-commerce
 directive 


A group of senior Internet executives has added to the chorus of 
disapproval for the EUís draft directive on e-commerce. Meeting in 
Brussels this week, the group, called the Global Internet Project 
(GIP), said the EU is in danger of subjecting all web-based sellers 
to the jurisdiction of European consumer laws. GIPís comments echoed 
those of US commerce secretary William Daley earlier this week.  


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