Plenary 3 – Law Enforcement on the Internet

Date: 19 July 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 16:30 – 18:00

Venue: Room 17610, 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University

Cyberspace is not lawless land. Growing domestic and international laws are being applied and enforced on the Internet through content regulation, DNS filtering, DPI, etc. for the purpose of intellectual property protection, national security, anti-cybercrime, anti-pornography, child protection, etc. They involve copyright and trademark rights, privacy and personal data protection, cyber-security, criminal sanctions and many other legal issues. But the law that is based in sovereignty and territoriality, once enforced on the inherently borderless Internet, may result in a series of side effects or negative effects that are different from the offline environment. These effects include:

a) extra-territorial impact of domestic legislation;

b) conflict of law and enforcement;

c) impediment to free flow of information and human rights;

d) threats of network security and stability;

The law enforcement on the Internet has affected a variety of stakeholder groups, such as Internet service providers, domain name registries and registrars, e-businesses and Internet users. The Panel will discussed the critical legal issues involved from the diversified prospective.


Moderator Dr. Hong XUE, Director of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law (IIPL), Beijing Normal University


  • Prof. Iwao Kidokoro Global Communications Center, International University of Japan
  • Mr. Keith Davidson, Vice Chair, Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
  • Mr. KUEK Yu-ChuangRegional Director of Public Policy, Asia-Pacific, Yahoo!
  • Dr.V.C.Vivekanandan, Director- Institute of  Global Internet Governance & Advocacy (GIGA), NALSAR University of Law- India 
  • Mr. Kuo Wei WU, Board Member, ICANN
  • Mr. Seow Hiong Goh, Executive Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems