Legal and regulatory

The legal basket includes six issues which have a strong legal element and which are traditionally associated with legal aspects of digital policy: copyright, trademarks, jurisdiction, arbitration, internet intermediaries, and labour law.

Yet, these topics interact with other issues, and similarly, legal aspects are prevalent in most internet governance topics. The main challenge in the legal basket is the application of existing legal mechanisms (e.g. jurisdiction) to internet transactions, particularly in view of the transborder nature and the speed of internet activities.