Unenforceable legalese in manuals

Subject: Unenforceable legalese in manuals
From: Yves Jeaurond <yves_jeaurond -at- CBC -dot- CA>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 12:42:00 CDT


You wrote: < One thing to remember (...) if your company ships software in a
sealed container of some kind (...) with a notice on the container that the
user should read the terms of the software license agreement before opening the
container, you must make that licence agreement easily findable and readable. >

Sorry. I still haven't met a lawyer that believes that such "unacknowledged"
and "unwitnessed" summons constitute an "agreement" between parties. It is
unenforceable and so making it clearly visible may be a moot point.

Yves J

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