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The Resource Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law, Margaret Jane Radin

Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law, Margaret Jane Radin

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Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law
Title
Boilerplate
Title remainder
the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Jane Radin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Boilerplate--the fine-print terms and conditions that we become subject to when we click "I agree" online, rent an apartment, enter an employment contract, sign up for a cellphone carrier, or buy travel tickets--pervades all aspects of our modern lives. On a daily basis, most of us accept boilerplate provisions without realizing that should a dispute arise about a purchased good or service, the nonnegotiable boilerplate terms can deprive us of our right to jury trial and relieve providers of responsibility for harm. Boilerplate is the first comprehensive treatment of the problems posed by the increasing use of these terms, demonstrating how their use has degraded traditional notions of consent, agreement, and contract, and sacrificed core rights whose loss threatens the democratic order. Margaret Jane Radin examines attempts to justify the use of boilerplate provisions by claiming either that recipients freely consent to them or that economic efficiency demands them, and she finds these justifications wanting. She argues, moreover, that our courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies have fallen short in their evaluation and oversight of the use of boilerplate clauses. To improve legal evaluation of boilerplate, Radin offers a new analytical framework, one that takes into account the nature of the rights affected, the quality of the recipient's consent, and the extent of the use of these terms. Radin goes on to offer possibilities for new methods of boilerplate evaluation and control, among them the bold suggestion that tort law rather than contract law provides a preferable analysis for some boilerplate schemes. She concludes by discussing positive steps that NGOs, legislators, regulators, courts, and scholars could take to bring about better practices.--
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Radin, Margaret Jane
Dewey number
346.73022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Standardized terms of contract
Label
Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law, Margaret Jane Radin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An overview of worlds A and B -- Normative degradation : deleting rights without consent in the name of contract -- Democratic degradation : replacing the law of the state with the "law" of the firm -- A summary of the philosophy of contract : the theories of world a -- Can autonomy theory (agreement, consent) justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Can utilitarian-welfare (economic) theory justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Evaluating current judicial oversight -- Can current oversight be improved? -- Improving evaluation of boilerplate : a proposed analytical framework -- "Private" reform ideas : possible market solutions -- Reconceptualizing (some) boilerplate under tort law -- "Public" and hybrid regulatory solutions -- Afterword: what's next for boilerplate?
Control code
FIEb17634192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691155333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)786129976
Label
Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law, Margaret Jane Radin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An overview of worlds A and B -- Normative degradation : deleting rights without consent in the name of contract -- Democratic degradation : replacing the law of the state with the "law" of the firm -- A summary of the philosophy of contract : the theories of world a -- Can autonomy theory (agreement, consent) justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Can utilitarian-welfare (economic) theory justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Evaluating current judicial oversight -- Can current oversight be improved? -- Improving evaluation of boilerplate : a proposed analytical framework -- "Private" reform ideas : possible market solutions -- Reconceptualizing (some) boilerplate under tort law -- "Public" and hybrid regulatory solutions -- Afterword: what's next for boilerplate?
Control code
FIEb17634192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691155333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)786129976

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