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Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law

Margaret Jane Radin

Abstract

Boilerplate—the fine-print terms and conditions that we become subject to when we click “I agree” online, rent an apartment, or enter an employment contract, for example—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, demonstrati ... More

Keywords: boilerplate, terms, conditions, consent, agreement, contract, core rights, boilerplate clauses, economic efficiency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691155333
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155333.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Jane Radin, author
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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