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Draft Constitution of The Internet Arbitration Association

  1. Name

The association shall be called The Internet Arbitration Association.

  1. Constitution

The Association shall constitute an unincorporated members’ association.

  1. Object

To provide a self-regulating procedure for the governance of the Internet.

  1. Membership

All individuals, bodies incorporated and unincorporated who

    1. are connected to the Internet,
    2. provide services to, and/or
    3. receive services from the Internet

under a contract that expresses or impliedly requires that they be members of the Association shall be members of the Association.

5.      Disputes between Members

Any dispute or difference arising between members of the Association, whether those members be in a contractual relationship or not, shall be subject to arbitration under the Law of the Internet Arbitration Rules. However, any dispute or difference arising exclusively under a contract between members of the Association that makes specific provision for some other method of dispute resolution than the Law of the Internet Arbitration Rules may, if any party so requires, be resolved under that method of dispute resolution.

6.      Amendments and Dissolution

This constitution may be amended or the Association dissolved using the same procedure as may currently apply to the amendment of the Law of the Internet Arbitration Rules.

  1. Constitutional Disputes

Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this Constitution shall be resolved according to the Law of the Internet Arbitration Rules.

8.      Governing Law

The governing law of The Internet Arbitration Association shall be the laws of England.


Please address comments to cliff@dilloway.co.uk

Cliff Dilloway
email: cliff@dilloway.co.uk

Copyright Cliff Dilloway 1998. The authors moral rights are asserted.
A licence is granted for this work to be copied in whole or in part on a not for profit basis for the purpose of developing a "Law of the Internet" in whatever form that law might take. An FAQ may be published at http://www.endispute.co.uk/ if specific queries are raised repetitively.

Additional reference material to the arbitral processes set out here is also provided.

Matthew J McCloskey's Introduction to the Bibliography of Internet Self Regulation. leads to a collection of material that discusses the specific issues of Internet Self Regulation.