Join the Cyberspace Law Committee at the ABA 2004 Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Electronic Contracting Practices Group Meeting

In preparation for our meeting on our Modification Project, Elaine Ziff and summer associate Hawa Allan have submitted a Memorandum of Law on "opt-out" vs. "opt-in" as a method of assent to changes in an electronic standard form contracts -- download a copy here. This outstanding Memorandum digests the Toysmart line of cases and settlements, legislation (such as the EU privacy directive, COPPA, Gramm-Leach, and CAN SPAM Act), and industry guidelines (such as TRUSTe and BBB On-Line). It also includes summaries of certain recent cases from the "paper world", where standard form contracts were amended by letter or email.

We will also discuss cases examining whether a particular contract provision included in a modification was unconscionable. Please join us for the Joint Working Group on Electronic Contracting Practices in the Walton Room, Second Floor at 4:30 pm on Sunday.

This posting entered on behalf of Co-Chair: Kathleen M. Porter (kporter AT rc DOT com)