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Re: Warranty disclaimers and yelling

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 11:02:17PM -0400, Adam Kessel wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 06:52:10PM -0500, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > Is there any reason that warranty disclaimers ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THIS in
> > copyright licenses? I can't find any legal precedent for requiring them
> > to be like this, but the only one I remember seeing in a proper case is
> > Peter Norvig's license[0] where clauses 1 and 2 take the place of the
> > boilerplate disclaimer.

> I'm not aware of any particular case that hinged on mixed case versus
> all caps, but it does seem to be the standard way to make the
> disclaimer.  

I believe that there was one completely stupid precedent set along
these lines somewhere, which is responsible for the knee-jerk
capitalisation that lawyers practise nowadays.

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