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Re: [dvd-discuss] Internet: an independent country?
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Internet: an independent country?
- From: "Roy Murphy" <murphy(at)panix.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:25:45 -0500
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'Twas brillig when Jim Bauer scrobe:
> Has anyone pursued the idea of the Internet being "independent"?
> Either as its own country (assuming one can have a country without
> land), or perhaps more like how Antarctica is handled.
I'm surprised that no one has brought up Elcomsoft. They filed a
motion for dismissal for lack of jurisdiction on the basis that
activities took place on the internet. Notable quote from the reply
brief: "The Internet is a Place Outside of the Territorial Jurisdiction
of the United States."
The motion was denied.
Elcomsoft Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Jan. 14, 2002)
ElcomSoft Reply to Government Opposition to Motion to Dismiss
Indictment for Lack of Jurisdiction (Feb. 25, 2002)
Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Indictment for Lack of
Subject Matter Jurisdiction (Mar. 27, 2002)
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