Re: Contracts & Usage (was Re: FilterProxy and DFSG)
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> > But in order for it to have any legal validity, you do need to have a
> > little click-here-to-agree thing before the user uses the program.
> How can that make any difference? Assuming that we are talking about
It doesn't. Click-through type agreements are generally not enforceable
except under the UCITA, which is only in two states and only in the US.
I am not aware of specific court cases ruling click-through agreements
invalid, however their invalidity was often pointed out during the
lobbying for/against UCITA.
UCITA hasn't been tested for constitutionality yet, either, so it might
well turn out that even in Maryland and Virginia such agreements are not