Conference Material

Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution in the Internet Era:

Governance and Good Practices

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Day one: June 17, 2015

Session 1

Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide
Internet-related disputes?

    Jurisdiction in Internet-related intellectual property disputes (presentation)

Jurisdiction in Internet-related intellectual property disputes (article)

Prof. Edouard Treppoz, University of Lyon III, France

    Jurisdiction in Internet-related privacy/defamation disputes

Dr. Michel Reymond, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

    Panel discussion

Session 2

What alternative resolution systems for Internet-related disputes today and tomorrow?

  The implementation of the right to be forgotten by Google: issues and challenges of massive online micro-justice

Prof. Alain Strowel, Université Catholique de Louvain/Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium

  The protection of the rights to be forgotten: lessons and perspectives from Open Data

Prof. Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin/Nexa Center for Internet and Society

  ADR mechanisms for Internet domain name disputes: a model to be generalized?

Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva


Day two: June 18, 2015

Session 3

What mechanisms for solving disputes in the ICT industries? The case of the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEP) under Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms

  The perspective of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),

Antoine Dore, Senior Legal Officer, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  The perspective of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute,

Maïssa Bahsoun, Legal Advisor, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

  The perspective of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center,

Dr. Heike Wollgast, Senior Legal Officer, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

  Panel discussion and

Session 4

How shall jurisdictional immunity and inviolability apply in the Internet Era?

  Immunity and inviolability of the Internet root zone

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, founder of Diplo Foundation, Head of the Geneva Internet Platform