This paper reviews the Internet in general and the law concerning personal jurisdiction. Recent federal cases are considered in which Internet home pages have been both successfully and unsuccessfully asserted as a basis for personal jurisdiction. Thereafter, the law in this area is summarized and the various viewpoints on the issue are presented, including opinions posted on the Internet itself. Lastly, this paper summarizes the issue of personal jurisdiction and the Internet and presents some possible recommendations for the Internet user.
Kevin R. Lyn, Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet: Is a Home Page Enough to Satisfy Minimum Contacts?, 22 Campbell L. Rev. 341 (2000).