Theresa Amato: Wrap Contracts Are Like Asbestos

On the Contracts Prof Blog, as part of a symposium on Nancy Kim's Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications (Oxford UP 2013). An excerpt:

Like asbestos in its heyday, manufacturers and service providers use “wrap contracts” everywhere.  They have properties that facilitate commerce but that does not mean that they are not toxic and dangerous for those exposed to them. 

Moreover, like asbestos, some of the dangers will not necessarily emerge for decades when content thieves and data aggregators use consumer information to the detriment of the consumers.

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