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UDRP, One in a Million and Cybersquatting
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Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in USA

UDRP is remarkable on its relative simple procedure, little costs and speed. The shorthcoming is that the complainant will not be awarded with any compensation or damages. That is different from the proceedings commenced under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of the US.

On November 29, 1999, former President Clinton signed into law the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The Act makes it a civil liability if a person register for the bad faith using the trademark or service mark of another as a domain name. The Act is Internet-specific legislation, aiming at policing the problems of cybersquatting." The Act gives a judge the power to order damages against the cyberpirate damages up to the maximum amount of US$50,000 per domain name.

Hong Kong does not have a legislation similar to the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.