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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.
As the court noted in Gogo, "almost every lower court to consider the issue has found 'clickwrap' licenses, in which an online user clicks 'I agree' to standard form terms, enforceable." (Berkson v.
(80) A "take it or leave it" policy presents the issue of different terms of use agreement forms: shrinkwrap agreements, browsewrap agreements, and clickwrap agreements.
La Cour de district des Etats-Unis pour le District est de la Pennsylvanie precise : << Even though they are electronic, clickwrap agreements are considered to be writings because they are printable and storable >> (155).
A great concern for districts are so-called "clickwrap agreements," where end users, like teachers, click an "OK," "I Accept," or "I Agree" button to activate a free app that has not been vetted by the district.
Consumers who enter into clickwrap or browsewrap TOU waive their right to a jury trial, discovery, and appeal, without reasonable notice that they are waiving these important rights.
Most people may not care about the terms of clickwrap software agreements, but some users may be sensitive about particular rights, responsibilities, and waivers.
Virtual lawyers may use online agreements or "clickwrap agreements," in which customers must click "accept" to some terms of service before accessing a website, to define the scope of the relationship for virtual clients.
(14.) "Clickwrap" generally refers to electronic agreements that automatically present contractual terms to a user and require the user to accept by affirmatively clicking an "I agree" icon.