At the WAF Congress (Brazil 2012) new authorities were chosen. Next, the new President of the WAF, Assen Hadjitodorov got to know that the right to the domain: www.worldarmwrestlingfederation.com belong to Alain Blanchard. ()
A Subject of the Conflict
At the WAF Congress (Brazil 2012) new authorities were chosen.
Next, the new President of the WAF, Assen Hadjitodorov got to know that the right to the domain: www.worldarmwrestlingfederation.com belong to Alain Blanchard. Alain Blanchard suggested various ways of making the page accessible for the new authorities against financial benefits for him, in correspondence with Assen Hadjitodorov.
There is no court in the world that could decide this question!
But this case has to be solved as the disruptions in communication of armwrestlers from all around the world seem to be even a sabotage and blackmail.
Our community meet just once a year and for the rest of the time they are convicted to correspondence and… presumptions. That is why it is necessary to present all the WAF members, players, referees, organizers the whole situation and hear out their opinions.
Let’s refer to some example.
Let’s assume that the WAF authorities (by the knowledge and acceptance of the members) would buy the “X” president a business car to make it easier for him to fulfill their function. The elections came and someone else would became the president. But if the former “X” president drove away you could just run a wild-goose chase…
I guess none of you doubt that it would be a theft.
By dint of the international structure of the Federation, catching and putting a theft in jail could take a lot of time, but the car would return to a legal owner anyway.
Just as data of particular national federations. There is no possibility that the leaving president could hide all the addresses and telephones is his pocket and said that the new one is suppose to prepare his own database.
So the issue of the domain cannot be treated in the same way?
Is the new “phenomenon” called the internet steps out of these rules and regulations?
In my opinion, in every social situation, as the “new” phenomenon appears the legal rules should be applied to. Even Roman law…
Armwrestling and Roman Law
Presenting our sport, we underline that it is one of the oldest forms of rivalry and strength testing. If we can presume that the ancient Romans were arm wrestling, let’s be consequent! They must have known one of the basic rule of the Roman law which is: “to a willing person, injury is not done” (Latin: “Volenti non fit iniuria”).
In case of the ownership rights to the WAF page [domain], this principle should be explained as follows:
- Dear Mr Alain Blanchard! You’ve done your work consisting in making www.worldarmwrestlingfederation.com website. Then for a given period of time you were working for the development of this website. You were doing it VOLUNTAIRLY!
No one forced you to do that!
I do not even taking into account the possibility that “anyone” could register the address of the domain essential for WAF activity, counting on further benefits from such action.