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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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As discussed in Part II, however, this is a difficult avenue for any user to pursue, because courts have generally held both browsewrap and clickwrap contracts to be enforceable.
Collins, Shrinkwrap, Clickwrap, and Other Software License Agreements: Litigating a Digital Pig in a Poke in West Virginia, 111 W.
First, we recognized that software vendors license their products in a variety of ways--from negotiated, signed agreements to standard forms presented as shrinkwrap, clickwrap or browsewrap agreements.
At one level it might be argued that this case states the obvious--if you want to hold someone to a clickwrap signature, you must be able to prove who clicked," Smedinghoff says.
So far, all virtual world EULAs have been in the form of clickwrap licenses.
More importantly, in the Google case, as in other clickwrap cases, the courts apply traditional contract law principles to determine when an agreement has been made.
transactions, sellers have increasingly begun utilizing clickwrap agreements, whereby standard terms and conditions are displayed on the
NA Western-Southern Life NA Zurich Life 2001 * Point of Sale ** Not Available Source: Companies, Celent Communications analysis Overview of E-Signature Technologies Technology Description Clickwrap The familiar "I Accept" button, commonly used in retail e-commerce to confirm an online purchase or agreement to a contract.
Clickwrap licenses involve clicking on an "I agree" button that binds the consumer to form contract provisions before they can begin using software or accessing a website.
accepted the clickwrap license agreement when it clicked on the box