[governance] FW: TP: city government exercising policy on Google Applications / consumer rights / Consumer Protection Act / trial period

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 12:17:10 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:12 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:

> **
> On Tuesday 05 July 2011 04:33 PM, michael gurstein wrote:
> On reflection I think that the rather more interesting issue is
> jurisdiction.  Do municipal statutes have jurisdiction over non-local global
> corporations with only a virtual presence/assets locally i.e. can a
> municipal tax apply to virtually supplied electronic apps for example?
> And the question whether even if they have de jure jurisdiction do they
> have de facto jurisdiction? See how Google has withdrawn its application,
> and it can also withdraw its other services, and possibility of a local
> jurisdiction being able to hold up to the blackmail.

If anyone is blackmailing anyone here it is the the Taiwanese blackmailing
Google?  Google is the one to pay the fine.  If we were really serious about
"intermediate liability" we would say that Google supplies the marketplace
ONLY and that app developers are the ones who must figure out how to abide
by local laws, no?


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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