Throughout American legal history the adequacy of traditional jurisprudence has been tested by technological developments. The creation and expanded use of the Internet is the latest of these advancements. There are, however, characteristics of the Internet that distinguish it from past technological breakthroughs. These features include the difficulty of defining the Internet in traditional terms, the plethora of the contacts taking place, and the speed at which the Internet is expanding.
Cheryl L. Conner,
CompuServe v. Patterson: Creating Jurisdiction Through Internet Contacts,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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