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    Lawsuits and Judicial Decisions Court of land finds itself to be court of world
    posted by tbyfield on Tuesday February 11 2003, @08:56AM

    BNA's excellent (and free) Internet Law News, compiled by Michael Geist, notes -- alone, it seems -- that a Virginia federal court has ruled that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a/ka/ ACPA, takes precedence over conflicting court orders handed down outside the US.



    ILN's writeup:
    COURT RULES ACPA TRUMPS FOREIGN COURT ORDER

    A federal court in Virginia has ruled that an in rem ACPA judgment ordering the cancellation of a domain trumps a foreign court order blocking the cancellation and has issued an order to Verisign to delete the domain in question from the root. The case involves a dispute over globalsantafe.com. After a U.S. court ordered the domain name cancelled under the ACPA, the registrant obtained a Korean order blocking the local registrar from effecting the cancellation. The U.S. court has now responded with the order directing Verisign to cancel the domain without the local registrar's assistance. Although the court noted the conflict between national courts, it adopted a "first in time" rule to claim that it was the first to assert jurisdiction over the domain name. Case name is Globalsantafe Corporation v. Globalsantafe.com.


     
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