[LINK] Web Dispute Resolution Policy

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Oct 15 10:10:22 AEDT 2009

At 07:45 AM 15/10/2009, Tom Worthington wrote:
>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: <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains>.
>This process has been used for such important issues as who
>owns "henrytheoctopus.com":

Actually, I don't have a problem with this order of situation. Where 
it gets dicey is in the major lawsuit level, such as the guy from 
Australia who has the on-again-off-again suit against Microsoft. It 
would also matter if it was binding arbitration or could be pursued 
outside the arbitration process if the situation warranted. It makes 
sense to have a 'low level' opportunity for things like domain names 
and inter-country jurisdictional problems. It just shows how the 
'global village' changes are affecting so many different levels.


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