Algorithms and Contract Law
Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms, 2019
17 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Last revised: 2 Mar 2020
Date Written: August 1, 2019
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
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