As more people head into space and more activities are carried out beyond the territorial claims of any one nation, the more we need to start asking ourselves what to do when things go wrong. What happens when the intergalactic criminals we see in comics and novels suddenly become real-life characters, attempting to evade the law by staying just outside its reach?
The advent of technology has left modern legal systems struggling to keep up. Over the last 10 years, legal systems across the world have been trying to find an answer to the precise question posed above: are social media platforms publishers or mere conduits? Unfortunately, no satisfactory answer has yet been found. Instead, individual legal systems have made incremental progress towards the development of such an answer.