[LINK] Web Dispute Resolution Policy
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Oct 15 08:45:02 AEDT 2009
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> 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 ...
> Is this some new sort of court? From where do they receive their
> authority to be so? ...
The parties have to agree to use a dispute resolution process. This may
be a condition of use of a web service they sign up for, or they may be
ordered to do so by a court.
WIPO have an Arbitration and Mediation Center which has been used for
resolving disputes over web domain ownership. It is particularly useful
were the parties to the dispute are in different countries. Each party
submits a short statement to an arbitrator, who makes a decision:
This process has been used for such important issues as who
Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274
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