WEDNESDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2009
ICANN saves some trees
ICANN has announced that a revision of its UDRP will take effect as of 1 March 2010. From the official statement:
More here. According to the WIPO, this move will save at least a million pages of paper per year for the complaints filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center alone, equivalent to about 1,000 trees (see CORRIGENDUM). Good news!
CORRIGENDUM: According to WIPO, some ten million pages of paper were filed over the lifespan of the UDRP (the last nine years) with WIPO, equivalent to about 1,000 trees. Some research on the Internet puts this number into doubt: apparently, one pine tree of the kind typically used for paper production produces about 80,000 pages of paper. Dividing ten million by 80,000 gets you a 125, not a 1,000 trees. WIPO may be slightly overstating its case.
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