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Re: License review request

On Sunday 01 October 2006 01:58, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> Laws like the Uniform Commercial Code do require that disclaimers
> of warranty be "by a writing and conspicuous".
> http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/article2.htm#s2-316

Just a quick chirp from a d-l lurker with a JD that the above is a pretty 
common concept in consumer protection type laws and, as referenced, the UCC.  
Of course, there is discussion about what is "conspicuous," but it's not 
really a very litigated topic.  The key is the text be distinguishable from 
the rest of the license.

I did some focus group research for Microsoft a few years back where they were 
experimenting with converting their licenses to regular text and using boxes 
for "conspicuous" text.  I, and the research group, felt they were pretty 

I think you're pretty stuck with ASCII though...  maybe you could get away 
with some fancy ASCII art.


Sean Kellogg
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