Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Online Arbitration

In May 2008 I attended a conference on ICT Ethics. One of the speakers at the conferences was Phillip N. Argy. He is one of the new breed of global cyber arbitrators who decide who owns a web address. Phillip has a new web site, where he has listed some of his decisions. One of the more notable cases concerned the The Wiggles.

ps: One of the other speakers at the conference was Justice Michael Kirby. I asked him about how Australian lawyers would cope with the type of online arbitration used by WIPO. He joked that this might be a job for him when he retired from the bench. More seriously he commented that lawyers should look to technology to help with processes but some serendipity may be lost in the process.

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