Manifestation of Assent

David Johnson david at
Wed Oct 30 03:22:33 UTC 2002

On Tuesday 29 October 2002 06:22 pm, Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:
> There's been much discussion lately about click-wrap licenses.  I'm
> attaching an article I wrote on this topic for my Linux Journal column.

>It may be that prominent notices in the product documentation will suffice to 
>ensure that knowledgeable users knew about and assented to the licenses.

Perhaps I'm not understanding the legal concept of "assent", but how can a 
mere notice constitute acceptance? Certainly it's evidence that the user knew 
about the license, but it seems to fall far short of evidence to any 
manifestation of assent.

David Johnson
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