E-commerce Under German Law

Outside of the internet legal relationships are stamped by the direct contact between parties. With the triumph procession of e-commerce this picture has changed fundamentally. With the Internet as a global medium of communication distances are irrelevant. Further new ways of declaring ones intention in order to enter into a contract have accrued.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Which legal system is governing?
What is in the scope of application?
How is a contract brought about in the Internet?
Are general terms and conditions on a website included in the contract?
What are the duties of the service provider?

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