[LINK] Web Dispute Resolution Policy
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Oct 13 09:47:10 AEDT 2009
At 07:38 AM 13/10/2009, Tom Worthington wrote:
>1. Purpose. This Web Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy") is
>incorporated by reference into your agreement with us as an organisation
>that provides any web-based facility or application, and sets forth the
>terms and conditions that will apply in connection with any dispute
>between you and a third party involving intellectual property which
>includes copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, designs
>including matters such as the use of an identity, name or avatar used by
>you, or otherwise challenging the legality of your conduct. Proceedings
>under this Policy will be conducted according to the Rules for Web
>Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Rules of Procedure"), which are
>available at www.wipo.org/wdrp/wdrp-rules-24nov2009.htm , and WIPO's
>supplemental rules available at
Is this some new sort of court? From where do they receive their
authority to be so?
All those areas -- copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, designs
including matters such as the use of an identity, name or avatar used by
you, or otherwise challenging the legality of your conduct --
seem to be things that would be governed by actual courts.
Not that I'm big on taking things *to* court, but it seems like we
are starting to have a proliferation of 'judges' in the world and I'm
not sure I like that all that much.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or
sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
~Madeline L'Engle, writer
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