Clicking "Agree": A Brief Discussion on "Terms and Conditions" For Technology Users


In today's cyber-society, the electronic services and technology we use on a daily basis often come with the unavoidable "Terms and Conditions." We are usually confronted by such terms through a l ong list of fine print concluded by a clickable box labeled "Agree." Most probably click this without reading the fine print or giving it a second thought. Sometimes objectionable consequences take place without you knowing it.

An analysis of such "agreements" is beyond the scope of this article. However, frustrated and savvy users continue to resist invasive and unfair terms. The tactics employed by those users include resistance through public advocacy campaigns. For more information on other resistance tactics, I suggest reading a blog posted by Stanford's Center for Internet and Society at

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Ryan McLane, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »