July 10, 2001

Netscape ruling a boost for privacy

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet News: "People who downloaded Netscape Communications' SmartDownload software are not
bound by an online contract because they did not specifically agree to it, a federal judge
has ruled.

The decision, which touches on the validity of commonly used Web contracts known as
click-wrap licenses, clears the way for the plaintiffs to sue Netscape for tinkering with their
computers without their consent."

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