This paper points out some unexpected relationships between specific aspects of contract law and specific Internet-related technologies. The discussion is not about the interplay between “Law” and “Technology,” or the “Law” and the “Internet.” The aim is modest: to identify some theoretical chokepoints created by the technologies involved in web-based commerce and to point out the legal uncertainties persisting in this area. The analysis is confined to the process of contract formation, not to matters of substantive law. It is during this process that parties assume their contractual obligations and the contents of a contract crystallize.
web-based transactions, hyperlinks, Evidence of writing, Contract formation, Technology law
Contracts | Internet Law
Computer Law and Security Review
Some technological implications for ascertaining the contents of contracts in web-based transactions. (2011). Computer Law and Security Review. 27, (4), 368-376. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1056