COURT UPHOLDS THE VALIDITY OF A CLICKWRAP AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO WITH MINORS

In a recent decision, A.V. v. iParadigms, Civ. Act. No. 07-0293 E.D. Va., March 11, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that the clickwrap agreement to which the plaintiffs assented when submitting their papers to the plagiarism-detecting program, “TurnItIn”, was valid and enforceable, despite the fact that the plaintiffs were minors at the time of entering into such agreement.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is entailed in the process of registration for TurnItIn?
What was the significant language of the clickwrap agreement on the TurnItIn.com Website, on the basis of which the court held the defendant not liable?
What are the implications of A.V. v. iParadigms decision?

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