Bibliographic Details

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

Author / Creator Radin, Margaret Jane.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 339 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Subject Standardized terms of contract -- United States.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
LAW -- Contracts.
Standardized terms of contract.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11168501
ISBN 9781400844838
1400844835
9780691155333
069115533X
9781283858915
1283858916
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-311) and index.
English.
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.
Other form Print version: Radin, Margaret Jane. Boilerplate. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013 9780691155333