Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network published key findings of its Global Status Report. This report analysed cross-border legal challenges related to Internet - from concepts of territoriality, relevance of national court decisions, lack of global standards and institutions, to regulation of cyberspace and responsibility of intermediaries. The report analysed, among others, 1600 legal cases on jurisdiction on Internet, which are available as a search database.
Jurisdiction is the authority of the court and state organs to decide on legal cases. The relationship between jurisdiction and the Internet has been ambiguous, since jurisdiction rests predominantly on the geographical division of the globe into national territories. Each state has the sovereign right to exercise jurisdiction over its territory.