American Bar Association, Achieving Legal and Business Order in Cyberspace: Report on Global Jurisdiction Issues Created by the Internet, 55 Bus. Law. 1801 (July 2000).
This study examined the issues raised by Internet jurisdiction in several important areas — consumer protection, privacy, intellectual property, banking, securities, taxes and gambling. The report identified possible solutions to various jurisdictional challenges posed by different types of Internet transactions or online content. The recommendations included:
- Establishment of a multinational "Global Online Standards Commission" to develop uniform principles and global protocol standards
- Development of new online forms of dispute resolution, and
- Use of programmable electronic agents ("bots") to automate Internet transactions and protect consumers from websites that do not meet their personal requirements.