Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a legal agreement, such as a software license, to which one indicates acceptance by clicking on a button or hyperlink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Clickwrap licenses generally.
  • n. A clickwrap license.

Etymologies

click + (shrink-)wrap.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The court determined that Google's AdWords contract, a "clickwrap" contract, was enforceable in its entirety.

    April 5th, 2007

  • Christopher Zinn said the "clickwrap" contract used by babynamemeans. com was common on the internet, and users should think twice before giving sites their personal information.

    The Age News Headlines

  • A judge has found that violating a website's terms of service - those "clickwrap" agreements that tell you exactly what you can and can't do on a website, and that no one ever reads - are not enforceable.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Should we rethink the enforceability of "clickwrap" agreements?

    Tortdeform

  • Based on case law, Apple's "clickwrap" EULA implementation in the Leopard installer appears to be adequate to demonstrate acceptance of the terms of the EULA, so long as return of software (and accompanying refund) is available from the vendor if the terms are rejected

    MacInTouch

  • The Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard retail software installation DVD uses a "clickwrap" approach, presenting the terms in a scrollable window, then requiring the user to select and click a button indicating agreement to the terms (in which case installation proceeds) or disagreement

    MacInTouch

  • If we think some fair uses should be waivable, then we should ask what counts as waiver; a lot of attention has been paid to shrinkwrap/clickwrap.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Browsewrap is more prevalent than clickwrap these days.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Unlike clickwrap agreements, browsewraps do not require a user to engage in any affirmative conduct, like clicking on a box, in order to show that they agree to a set of terms.

    Boing Boing

  • Would clickwrap contracts even be offered if companies expected people to read them?

    Yes, I’m Alive…

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