Authors

Henry E. Smith

Document Type

Article

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Modularity in Contracts: Boilerplate and Information Flow, 104 University of Michigan Law Review 1175 (2006)

Abstract

Contractual boilerplate is a little like property. Such a statement might seem like a category mistake. After all, contractual boilerplate language is part of contracts, which, unlike property, are freely customizable by the parties. Contracts create rights between those parties, not against the world at large. Nor do people who devise new boilerplate terms usually have intellectual property in the provisions themselves.

Date of Authorship for this Version

2006

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