Digital Equipment Corp. V. Altavista Technology, Inc. Is Relied Upon As An Example For Determining To What Extent A World Wide Web Link Can Result In Trademark Or Copyright Infringement Liability

The advent of the Internet has caused judges to reevaluate the legislation and judicial precedence in light of present technology. Jurisdiction is dependent on judicial discretion. The decision of Digital Equipment Corp. v. AltaVista Technology, Inc has been viewed as a key case involving the determination of the extent a world wide web link can result in trademark or copyright infringement liability.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is jurisdiction?
What is general personal jurisdiction and specific personal jurisdiction?
What are the parties involved and the facts involved?
What did the court determine?
What is the significance of this case?


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