Which law applies on the internet?

Law on the internet

Internet is everywhere. That generates enough headaches when we ask, where do we have to sue? Or what court should decide this case?

Label: Right of EntertainmentInternet diluted territorial barriers. So thatFacebook Could be the largest country on earth. There Apparent free internet Has helped make the idea of ​​law subject to a specific territory increasingly difficult to land. Usually in the world off-line, The rules of what court to go to claim non-compliances or abuses of others have clear categories: territory where something happens, who commits it, or where the damage is generated.

In Colombia the subject is limited to:

  • General rule: Where the defendant usually lives, or has his business -in its home, That is the technical concept. But in Colombia, domicile sounds like lunch ... and so, it is not the case-;
    If the defendant does not have a domicile, it is demanded in the place of residence of the defendant;
    If the defendant has no domicile or residence in the country, in the court of the plaintiff's domicile.
  • Contracts:Where they are fulfilled, or in the place of domicile of the defendant.
  • Damage: The place where the incident occurred.
  • Goods: Where the goods are found.
  • Crimes:The place where the crime was committed (if known); Or where the complaint is made (if it is not known where the crime was committed).
  • Guardianship: Where the violation occurs, the threat or where its effects occur.

On the internet, multiple positions have been taken around the world. Although mainly three:

  • Demand where is the user.
  • Demand where is the Server where the information is stored.
  • Where was the infringement.

Each of these categories makes law enforcement a bit confusing.

The general principles of law.

The biggest challenge for land lawyers is to advise cross-border projects and minimize the risks of exposure to the maximum.

The advantage is that all countries follow general principles of law without much debate. However, it is necessary to take into account (but in the limitations) the reading that is given to a certain fact from another place. (E.g.

Directives of European Union on data processing is much more rigid than to say in Colombia).

Second, an analysis must be made of which areas are actually being established and whether any particular business or conduct may have legal consequences in that territory.


This academic article explains in more depth the subject: Pedroza, Israel Soler, and William Guillermo Jiménez Benítez.How to establish jurisdiction and competition in Internet cases ?: International and national trends. Dialogues of knowledge: research and social sciences 41 (2014): 15-32.

A band is something (I imagine) similar to a family or a couple (polyamorous) [Interview with Juan Manuel Torreblanca]

Interview Torreblanca

We speak with Juan Manuel Torreblanca, vocalist of the Mexican bandTorreblanca, To tell us about music, artistic creation, the art of sleeping and what remains to be said.

Juan Manuel Torreblanca is an exceptional musician. His compositions can go from Bubble-gumPop ("Rome") To dark songs full of textures ("1000 ghosts"). As an interpreter he can twist a song by José José ("So what?") To sew it on top of you. With the songs of Torrreblanca surprising in the nuances, it is music for multiple moods. He challenges you, he consents to you, he invites you. It is unmarked and will not be pigeonholed.

For the launch of the EP "Something was left unsaid" (2016), Torreblanca prepared a farewell concert and a documentary to register it. The group is currently in a pause, indefinite, necessary according to them. Those who humble their music with a smile between their lips, we hope that the pause does not extend much more.

She answered our questions with warmth and we deeply appreciate the time she spent with each one.

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Bonus Track: Voss, Žižek, Goldsmith

The recognition of the Other as subject, the exaltation of difference to build are crucial to negotiation, psychoanalysis and healthy working environments.


  1. Chris Voss. Everything he wanted to know about negotiation and his mom never explained ... Chris Voss is a former FBI negotiator, an expert on terrorism and kidnappings. The best credentials to negotiate where life is not in danger.

  2. Slavoj Žižek. Philosopher, cultural critic, acid and contemporary analyst. Recognized for his didactic examples with films; But it is much more than a consumer of junk culture. Žižek uses tools of Lacan's psychoanalysis to seek answers to social behavior, capitalism and expressions of power.
  3. Marshall Goldsmith. A little contrast with the recalcitrant communism of Žižek. Goldsmith is acoach Business, with an eye of human resources. However, its focus is on skills - and almost decency - in the work environment. In a world worried about winning and technique, Goldsmith proposes that what most of the bosses / leaders and members of work teams lack are tools of recognition of the other.






Chris Voss

Slavoj Žižek

Marshall Goldsmith

Brands: you have to get there first, and you have to know how to get there


The most important thing about brands is that you have to register them. The other is that you must use them.

Copyright is benevolent with works. You can not register it and it is yours as long as you believe it. You can stop using it and the same property rights expire 80 years after you stretch the leg.

With the marks, no. You have to get there first and you have to know how to get there (sorry Jose Alfredo).

Even, it must be checked that someone else is not the owner before embarking All your energies and your investment in a project that should be called different from the beginning.

The registration office has An online search engine, Where are all the brands that have requested.

Industrial property is stricter than copyright in its formalities. Therefore, we must take into account:

  1. You have to identify which brands are developing the project; There are many, they are not just logos and names.
  2. The trademark must be registered with the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (in Colombia).
  3. Choose the right category; One or more.
  4. You have to pay a fee to have it reviewed and granted; Nothing is free in life.
  5. All the requirements and adjustments required by the SIC must be met in order not to lose momentum.
  6. You have to use it after you get it. If you do not use the mark, someone else can ask for the cancellation.
  7. It has to be renewed in time (after 10 years).

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We are the Rock of Providence Island before the arrival of electricity [Interview with Elkin Robinson]

Elkin Robinson
Elkin Robinson is a wonderful Colombian musician From Providencia, in the archipelago of San Andrés, we fill the soul of caribbean folk. It is the Caribbean personified. Talking to him is a delight, for his tranquility, for his point of view. Bilingualism, the good vibe, the stoicism of an island that has everything if we ask what is right; In a conversation with Elkin you can cover a sea of ​​subjects. We were able to interview him to know what he thinks about Colombian music, the Caribbean and what is happening in the music industry today.
Elkin Robinson released his second album earlier this year. A more concrete sound, loaded with roots, nestled in the Caribbean folk. Without excuses, Elkin is a Colombian musician who distributes the sounds of the Caribbean with pride and to whom he listens to listen.
He sings in English, in Creole;Gives his interviews in Spanish and in spanglish, All in perfect harmony. Their songs are the perfect antidote to a complicated day. They unravel the mind. They force you to smile.
With traditional instruments of the islands, jaw and jars as a base of percussion are infecting us in their way positive.In a scenario is incredible, full of energy, prove that it is not a matter of great distortion or voice compressors to move masses and get us to dance.

We spoke in Medellín, in Circulart, for you, the Caribbean is a country? A culture?

What is the Caribbean for you?

For me the caribbean is a family, which shares a culture, a history and the same nostalgia.

What do your songs have in common?

It's an ironic song, where truth is not seen above, it is like pretending to be what you are forced to be, but below you are still yourself. It is also nostalgic and yet full of joy.

It is the moan of a spirit renouncing its enslaved body, to return to Africa.

Calypso, mentó and zouk are Colombian songs?

They want to be. Calypso comes from Trinidad, the Mento of Jamaica, the Zouk of Martinique. But all have influenced the island, however there are other very traditional rhythms on the island, such as Polka, Chotice, Mazurca etc. That deserve more this opportunity, not only to be cataloged Colombian music, but world heritage.

What is the most important thing in a song?

If there is something more important than music and lyrics in a song, it is certainly the message.

What are the most frequent obstacles you find in the Colombian music industry?

The division into two scenes: commercial and independent. So in the commercial everything sounds the same, the same letters, beats, they all dress the same, they speak the same and there are better economic opportunities, in the independent there is much cultural variety, of sounds, originality, rebellion, there is a social objective, but all this is Too good to be commercial and so does not have much economic value.

For this reason both are not in a single package and that is a great obstacle, both for the independent musician who is not well paid, and for the commercial artist, who we do not force him to make music, lyrics and messages of Quality.

What would or would be the equivalent ofRock (or rock)From the musics of the caribbean?

Jam. Lego Jam So Music.

Rock to the park, Second round What did you present to see this time?

We have come much closer to that Caribbean Folk sound. The new songs have a new color.

How do you add moreRock to Rock to the Park?

In these three years of the project we have explored since Calypso, mento, country. But really in our project, it is a single genre: The Caribbean Folk.

The instruments we use are 100% Folk, we are the Rock of Providence Island before the arrival of electricity.

What is yourGreatest hit?

Avoid the negative and destructive. Be in the mood positive.


I am writing a book that makes me lose the notion of the present and takes me back to nostalgia. That excites me.

Inspiration, luck or talent?

Inspiration is an insurmountable engine and when it comes to talent, there is no luck.

Why creating more?

Creativity is the heart of art, we create more because it is necessary to express the same in a thousand different ways, again and again.

An error that only beginners commit:

Your goals are dreams.

A mistake that even the professionals make:

Believe You know what you learned in a book.

What good is a lawyer in the arts?

For issues of copyright, advice, contracts.

Why do not you need a lawyer in the arts?

For everything else

A phrase that is powdered gold:

"No one misses the water until the well runs dry."

ARockstarOf Caribbean music?

Mighty Sparow.