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Every1’s Guide to Electronic Contracts

Why I Wrote This Book About Contracts Charles Martin became frustrated with one-sided and confusing contracts offered by companies on websites and in emails. After years of practicing contract law, and of teaching and writing about electronic contracts, he decided to write a book for consumers, employees and businesses about those agreements. Every1’s Guideshows consumers, employees and businesses how to protect themselves against unfair contract terms, and against non-compliance with contract and legal and regulatory requirements. What You Will Get From My Book 300 pages of examples of contract law rules are included in the context of everyday transactions, business deals, and website, email and text message contracts. Descriptions are provided of agreements that have been enforced by courts, agreements that have not been enforced, and the reasons for those decisions. 700 footnotes of sources for these rules are listed for further research. Every1’s Guideincludes sample print and electronic contracts, with hyperlinks between the contract text and the legal rules described in the ebook. The book includes examples of consumer, employment, business, and international contract disputes, with internal hyperlinks, and with a description of some practical lessons to be learned from these examples. How This Book Is Unique Every1’s Guideprovides up-to-date information for consumers, employees, businesses, professionals and students about U.S. contract law rules, including digital signatures and contracts. International commercial contract law rules are summarized. Included are descriptions of the current and emerging law of international electronic contracts and consumer dispute resolution. Why You Need This Book Some contracts are negotiable. Many are not. If you are offered a negotiable contract, Every1’s Guidewill help you to understand how to negotiate it. If you are offered a non-negotiable contract, Every1’s Guidewill show you many of its important terms, and will describe how state, federal and international contract law rules require the presentation, performance and enforcement of contracts to be done fairly and in good faith.

IT’S NOT FOR DUMMIES! 

FREE CONTRACTS ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

IT’S NOT FOR COMPLETE IDIOTS!

   AUTHOR OF TOP 10 ALL-TIME SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK (SSRN) CONTRACTS ARTICLE (2010)

  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1120333

IT’S FOR EVERYONE

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Can a “NO LIMIT” text message response to a proposed contract change make the sender liable for a million dollar referral fee? (See CX Digital Media, Inc. v. Smoking Everywhere, Inc., p.189 (Kindle))

What happens when an online “dating” customer finds trouble because his partner has lied about her age? (See Doe v. SexSearch.com, p.136 (Kindle))

Can an artist assign a copyright by an email, even if the e-mail recipient’s later write-up of the written contract fails to include their agreed terms, and the artist then says the deal is off? (See Rafael “Rafa” Vergara v. Coca-Cola Co., p. 102 (Kindle))

Charles H. MartinEvery1’s Guide to Electronic Contracts