McAfee & Taft tIP Sheet - July 2012


In This Issue:

1 - Seller beware: In-app purchases by minors may constitute unique, voidable contracts

2 - Internet expansion to create opportunities, concerns for brand owners

3 - When cyber-threat protection and privacy concerns collide

Excerpt from Seller beware: In-app purchases by minors may constitute unique, voidable contracts

When an app is purchased, a contractual relationship is created between the company selling the app and the user, even when the app is “sold” for free. But does that mean that the company selling the app also creates contractual relationships with those who subsequently use the app? According to a recent opinion by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the answer may be yes.

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