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How Electronic Contract Laws Can Affect Hyperlocal Publishers and App Makers

Brian Dengler

How Electronic Contract Laws Can Affect Hyperlocal Publishers and App Makers

Contracts made online can help hyperlocal publishers and LBS app developers get deals finished quickly — but the convenience can be a curse as much as a blessing. And now, according a new ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court, electronic agreements can be enforceable even if they made by an exchange of email. Unlike pen and paper, clicking “I accept” or sending an email may be enough to form a signed contract.