Jurisdiction: The Interactivity Approach

As indicated in the summary entitled “Jurisdiction: the Minimum Contacts Principle,” when US courts have to decide whether they have jurisdiction over an e-business, they apply the “minimum contacts” principle to the Internet. This leads to a distinction between passive websites and interactive websites.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the Interactivity Approach?
What happened in the Zippo Case?
What are the Practical Consequences of these Cases for E-Businesses?
Can E-Businesses Add a Disclaimer to their Website to Limit the Laws and Jurisdiction of Other States?
What is the Effect-Based Approach?

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