Algorithms and Contract Law

Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms, 2019

17 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Last revised: 2 Mar 2020

See all articles by Lauren Henry Scholz

Lauren Henry Scholz

Florida State University - College of Law

Date Written: August 1, 2019

Abstract

Generalist confusion about the technology behind complex algorithms has led to inconsistent case law for algorithmic contracts. Case law explicitly grounded in the principle that algorithms are constructive agents for the companies they serve would provide a clear basis for enforceability of algorithmic contracts that is both principled from a technological perspective and is readily intelligible and able to be applied by generalists.

Keywords: contracts, algorithms, blockchain, technology law, private law

Suggested Citation

Scholz, Lauren, Algorithms and Contract Law (August 1, 2019). Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3525503

Lauren Scholz (Contact Author)

Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States
850-645-0278 (Phone)
850-644-5487 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.fsu.edu/our-faculty/profiles/scholz-lauren

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
93
Abstract Views
408
rank
296,809
PlumX Metrics