Racist content on US server is within UK jurisdiction, says Court of Appeal
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 12/02/2010 23:58
The law of England and Wales applies to material published online, even if it is hosted on a server in another country, the Court of Appeal has ruled. As long as a substantial measure of the activities takes place in England, its law will apply, it said.
Two men's appeals against convictions for publishing racially inflammatory material were based on their claim that the law of England and Wales should not apply because the material in question was hosted on a server in California in the US.