I&J contributed

Published on
May 21, 2016

How does Jurisdiction affect Digital Media?

On May 19, 2016, I&J Project’s Director Bertrand de La Chapelle spoke on a panel in the 9th annual Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference, organized by the Media Law Resource Center and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. The two-day conference explored emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world, and was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, USA.

The panel, titled Digital Media Meets Data Nationalism: Global Strategies to Cope, employed a series of role-playing exercises concerning content takedown and user data request scenarios to highlight the challenges posed by cross-border requests. In addition to providing legal and practical guidance, the panelists considered the pros and cons of proposed global strategies for improvement.

A podcast of the hour-long event can be found here.


Jeff Rabkin


Jones Day

Aaron Altschuler


ZwillGen PLLC

Ed Britan

Regulatory Affairs Attorney


Bertrand de La Chapelle


Internet & Jurisdiction

Shantal Rands Poovala

Senior Manager, Online Legal Operations


About the Host Organizations

The Media Law Resource Centeris a non-profit membership association that provides a wide range of resources on media and content law, including news and analysis of legal, legislative, and regulatory developments, among others. The MLRC works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals primarily concerning press rights.

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Established in 1995 with a focus on intellectual property, the BCLT has expanded over the decades to encompass privacy, cybercrime and cybersecurity, digital entertainment, biotech, telecommunications regulation, and many other areas of constitutional, regulatory, and business law that are affected by new technologies.