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Re: Internet agreements

Online agreements seem to be legally binding just as fax agreements or
shrink-wrap agreements are.

Lesley Ellen Harris
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----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Okerson <ann.okerson@yale.edu>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:20 AM
Subject: Internet agreements

> Chris Lozier poses the following question to liblicense-l readers.  We've
> talked about licenses of manifest assent recently here, but that wasn't
> precisely the same topic.  And we have discussed related topics over the
> past couple of years, but this is a question nonetheless worth some air
> time, once more.
> It does appear that Internet agreements, under certain conditions, are
> viewed as legally binding.  Can some of our more legally seasoned
> subscribers remind us of those precise conditions and of the basis for our
> current understandings?
> Ann Okerson
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> Are electronic internet agreements "legal?"  Are they "legally binding?"
> Is there a difference?  I am referring to the types of agreements to which
> a person would agree by clicking an "I Accept" button.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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