University of the District of Columbia Law Review


From online banking, to cyber-shopping, to the growth of social-networking websites, the Internet is a medium for human interaction as much as it is a part of modern commerce and business, and now encompasses nearly every facet of American life. By all indications, use will become more widespread and complex over time. The Internet now facilitates the modern functional equivalent of human interaction, and provides worldwide access to users with the mere click of a button. For these reasons, examining the role of the Internet in the law is critical. Particularly, it is necessary to consider whether and to what extent Internet users are subject to personal jurisdiction as a result of their online activities.

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