Articles

Limiting Exposure for Internet Vendors: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Byline:

Todd V. Mackey

Issue:

VOL. XXI • Winter 2003 • NO. 2 (table of contents)

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Cite as:

21 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 207

Abstract:

This article explains how using the Internet to market products may subject a vendor to exposure in unanticipated jurisdictions. The author includes a proposal to minimize those risks by suggesting the use of contracts of adhesion, including mandatory forum selection clauses, and having them executed by the customer in the course of the transaction so that the vendor may insulate itself from those jurisdictional risks.

Author Footnote:

Todd V. Mackey is an alumnus of The John Marshall Law School where he earned his J.D. and LL.M. in Information Technology Law. Before earning his law degree, he worked as a business and systems analyst designing and implementing a variety of computer information systems.

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