Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries

The Case of ‘Suck’ Domain Names and Cyber-Smearing

The paper is divided into five parts, in part; I will give a general introduction on domain names. In part II, I will examine the problem of cybersquatting and the solutions proposed on the national and international level. In part III, I will examine the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

In part V, I will consider suck domain names and the complaints that have been brought in front of WIPO center. My preliminary examination will be to what extent free speech is allowed under the UDRP and the decisions of WIPO panellists. At the end of the paper, I will provide my own suggestions on how we can improve the UDRP and have better decisions that allow free speech on the internet.

The full paper is available here.

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