Critical Analysis of the Case Law of the Court of Justice EU in Regards to the International Jurisdiction of Courts in Disputes Arising out of Defamation and Infringements of Personality Rights on the Internet Cover Image

Kritická analýza judikatury Soudního dvora EU ve věcech určení mezinárodní příslušnosti soudů v případě pomluvy a porušení osobnostních práv na internetu
Critical Analysis of the Case Law of the Court of Justice EU in Regards to the International Jurisdiction of Courts in Disputes Arising out of Defamation and Infringements of Personality Rights on the Internet

Author(s): Tereza Kyselovská
Subject(s): International Law, EU-Legislation
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Jurisdiction; Brussels Ibis Regulation; Non-contractual Obligations; Place of the Harmful Event; Center of Interest; Mosaic Approach; Defamation and Infringement of Personality Rights; Internet; Case

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the analysis of the jurisdictional rule “place of the harmful event” for disputes arising out of defamation and infringements of personality rights by information published on the internet. This rule is governed by Article 7 Para 2 of the Brussels Ibis Regulation. The subject of the analysis are decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU, namely Bier, Shevill, eDate and Bolagsupplysningen, in which the Court, inter alia, created a so-called „mosaic“ approach for damages and a new jurisdictional criterion „center of interest“. The aforementioned decisions are critically analyzed in terms of the nature of dissemination of information on the internet and the appropriateness and usefulness of this interpretation in the context of the objectives and principles underlying the Brussels Ibis Regulation.

  • Issue Year: 26/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 589-610
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Czech