JOBNAME: No Job Name PAGE: 1 SESS: 1 OUTPUT: Tue Apr 3 11:00:12 2007 /journals/journal/jcl/vol23/04 200314 The Legal Landscape of E-commerce: Rede2ning Contract Law in an Information Era * Raymond T Nimmer Introduction So, we wake up one morning and discover that a question we have been asking for the last decade or two is the wrong one. We were not wrong to ask it at Orst, but the world has a way of changing while academics, policy-makers and lawyers ruminate about it. That is so with respect to issues about electronic commercial practices and the challenge of technology.
This article begins by asking what are the challenges that technology poses for contract law. But perhaps the better way of asking this is to turn the question around. What is contract law now that technology has altered the subject matter and methodology of much of commercial contract practice?
This article deals with a fact of life of modern commerce and the law related to it. The term 8electronic commerce 9 refers to the use of digital systems to create transactions, to perform commercial transactions, or to establish and enforce rights in informational property. 1 Under this deOnition, the term covers a wide ... more. less.