Manifestation of Assent

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Oct 30 04:25:34 UTC 2002

David Johnson scripsit:

> 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.

It's the actions you take that constitute the manifestation.  When you
are in a supermarket, the act of picking up an item and carrying it
to the checkout is assent to pay the supermarket's price, whether
visibly marked on the item or not.


John Cowan                                   jcowan at
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