The Pros and Cons of Online Dispute Resolution: An Assessment of Cyber-Mediation Websites

By: Joseph W. Goodman Due to increasing use of the Internet worldwide, the number of disputes arising from Internet commerce is on the rise. Numerous websites have been established to help resolve these Internet disputes, as well as to facilitate the resolution of disputes that occur offline. This iBrief examines and evaluates these websites. It argues that cyber-mediation is in its early stages of development and that it will likely become an increasingly effective mechanism for resolving disputes as technology advances. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2003 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0004

Reality Bites: How the Biting Reality of Piracy in China Is Working to Strengthen Its Copyright Laws

By: Graham J. Chynoweth This iBrief discusses how persistent international concern and emerging domestic concern over Chinese intellectual property theft have helped give sharper teeth to the Chinese copyright regime in the past two years and how these new laws may leave bite marks in the future. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2003 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0003