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clickwrap

The on-screen end user license agreement (see EULA) that is part of the installation of software downloaded to a computer. The term was coined as a replacement for "shrinkwrap." Before applications were routinely downloaded, a written license agreement was included inside or printed on the outside of the box the software came in. It stipulated that opening the box (removing the shrinkwrap) or opening a separate shrinkwrapped set of discs was explicit acceptance of the agreement.

There have been several court cases involving the clickwrapped license, and outcomes have favored both the software publisher and the customer.
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109) If a consumer does not follow the prompts in 23andMe's clickwrap to read the research consent and privacy statement or reads them and fails to understand the permanent nature of the transaction, then he may face a number of unanticipated outcomes.
88) Furthermore, the most popular form of electronic terms of use agreements are clickwrap agreements, which are also known as "point-and-click" agreements.
L'arret Feldman, entre autres, resume bien l'approche des tribunaux en ce qui a trait au caractere obligatoire du ClickWrap :
58) With clickwrap contracts a user will be required to click an "I Accept" button or box before she is able to continue using the site or before she can download software.
This situation is made even more complex, of course, by the uncertainty and lack of flexibility in industry-standard clickwrap agreements.
49) While numerous cases have questioned the enforceability of shrinkwrap and clickwrap licenses found in software and online applications, (50) in the United States, Miller argues, "[ultimately, the trend has been to uphold the validity of shrinkwrap licenses".
Se basan en el criterio establecido por el Consejo de Estado que interpreta que cuando la LSSICE hace referencia a los contratos celebrados mediante <<dispositivos automaticos>>, en realidad se refiere a la contratacion mediante pagina web con empleo de aceptacion mediante pulsacion del boton o clickwrap agreements en contraposicion con los contratos electronicos con empleo del correo electronico.
Unconscionability in Clickwrap Dispute Resolution Clauses and a Proposal for Improving the Quality of These Online Consumer "Products ", 26 OHIO ST.
Software writers could potentially be sued under a negligence theory or a contract theory, but if they could show sufficient due diligence, they would likely not be held negligent, and current software writers are largely protected from contract liability by the terms of clickwrap licenses.
Un ejemplo clasico son los contratos estandarizados o los contratos clickwrap o shrinkwrap.