Online Ombuds Office (fwd)


Some members of this list may have in interest in (or know someone who has a need for) the Online Ombuds Office, which can be found at This is a pilot project aimed at using online tools to try to resolve disputes arising out of online activities (and even non-online activities). There is no charge for the use of the service, since most of our costs are covered by a grant from the National Center for Automated Information Research.

If you belong to any listservs or newsgroups where disputes arising out of online activities are discussed, I'd be most grateful if you would mention the project and our URL.

We are particularly interested in disputes involving copyrights, domain names, First Amendment, online service providers, and harassment. Our home page even describes a little reward for the parties in the first disputes that we settle in these areas.

! Ethan Katsh           ! 
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! Department of Legal Studies                 FAX: 413-545-1640 ! 
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!               Co-Director, Online Ombuds Office               !
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