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 Access to computer systems is typically constrained by both code and contract law. The code that makes computer systems interactive will often have some system for controlling access to the system. For example, websites are often made accessible to the public, but webservers can be configured to ensure that different parts of the website are only accessible to logged-in users with the correct permissions. Similarly, login controls prevent people from gaining access to computer systems without the correct password or credentials. Accessing computer systems by breaking these authentication mechanisms will usually be an offence under the unauthorised access or computer trespass provisions in the criminal law. Access to computer systems is typically constrained by both code and contract law. The code that makes computer systems interactive will often have some system for controlling access to the system. For example, websites are often made accessible to the public, but webservers can be configured to ensure that different parts of the website are only accessible to logged-in users with the correct permissions. Similarly, login controls prevent people from gaining access to computer systems without the correct password or credentials. Accessing computer systems by breaking these authentication mechanisms will usually be an offence under the unauthorised access or computer trespass provisions in the criminal law.
  
-**Future student video topic: browsewrap, clickwrap, shrinkwrap** 
  
-The link between access control systems and private law is typically made through a contract. Many websites now have contractual terms of use that purport to limit access to the website upon acceptance of those terms. When this is done in the registration processwhere a user must affirmatively agree to contractual terms (typically by checking a box or clicking a button)this is called a '​clickwrap'​ contract. When contractual terms are instead incorporated by reference (for example, a link at the bottom of the page entitled 'terms of use'), this is called a '​browsewrap'​ contract. ​+### Shrink-wrapclick-wrapand browse-wrap agreements
  
-Terms of Use documents typically deal with series of different legal issues. They might include limitations of liability clauses, standards of acceptable conduct, copyright ​and other intellectual property policies, dispute resolution mechanisms, and many other termsThese can be very useful for online service providersBecause users must agree to the terms to use the website, these terms become enforceable through contract law and, in some cases, also through the criminal prohibitions on unauthorised access. In practice, the contractual component is the most important: through electronic contracts, online service providers are able to structure their rights and exposure to potential liability in a standardised,​ low cost manner.+**Video: [What'​s the difference between ​click-wrap ​and a browse-wrap agreement?​](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=pdk3e5Fnp2I&​feature=youtu.be) by Erin Laird**
  
 +The link between access control systems and private law is typically made through a contract. Many websites now have contractual terms of use that purport to limit access to the website upon acceptance of those terms. When this is done in the registration process, where a user must affirmatively agree to contractual terms (typically by checking a box or clicking a button), this is called a '​clickwrap'​ contract. When contractual terms are instead incorporated by reference (for example, a link at the bottom of the page entitled 'terms of use'), this is called a '​browsewrap'​ contract. ​
  
-**Matthias Klepper [Explains ​the Authority In US v Drew that Breach ​of Terms of Service Does Not Constitute '​Unauthorised'​ Access](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=negamd8UFq8)**+'​Shrink-wrap'​ licence agreements are agreements found inside software packaged for sale. This raised ​the question ​of how software licence agreement ​of the provider was binding on the consumer, when the consumer entered into the sale contract with the retail shopIn ProCD Inc Zeidenberg 86 F 3d 1447 (1996), the Court held that consumers will be bound to the licence agreement if they open the packaging and subsequently install the software, as they reliquished an opportunity to reject it by returning the software. ​
  
-Terms of Use documents are often criticised for the problems they pose for consumers. Clickwrap contracts are generally enforceable,​ regardless of whether the consumer has actually read the terms or notMany firms abuse this system ​by including quite harsh terms in the fine print of the contract in order to minimise their potential risk. In response ​to this general concern, Australia has recently introduced unfair terms legislation that will limit the enforceability of standard form contracts that are deemed to be unfair.+A '​click-wrap'​ agreement is an online agreement where the user actively gives consent to the terms and conditionsThe user will do this by either clicking on a button or checking a box next to a statement saying “I agree to the terms and conditions”. A browse-wrap agreement is an online agreement where the user is assumed to have given passive consent by merely being on the website because being on the website is stated ​to amount ​to entering into an agreement with the provider.
  
 +Click-wrap and browse-wrap agreements differ from how the terms are incorporated to the agreement by reference. To be enforceable,​ it must be done by signature or reasonable notice.((Toll (FGCT) Pty Ltd v Alphapharm Pty Ltd (2004) 219 CLR 165 approving L’Estrange v F Graucob Ltd [1934] 2 KB 394.)) Click-wrap agreements do this by signature. Browse-wrap agreements attempt this through reasonable notice, but this is sometimes harder to enforce.((Hotmail Corporation v Van Money Pie Inc (1998) 47 USPQ 102.))
  
-**Video Overview ​of the Contract Dispute ​in eBay Creative Festival Entertainment](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=hT4bMCR-a10)**+Terms of Use documents are either click-wrap or browse-wrap agreements that typically deal with a series of different legal issues. They might include limitations of liability clauses, standards of acceptable conduct, copyright and other intellectual property policies, dispute resolution mechanisms, and many other terms. These can be very useful for online service providers. Because users must agree to the terms to use the website, these terms become enforceable through contract law and, in some cases, also through the criminal prohibitions on unauthorised access. In practice, the contractual component is the most important: through electronic contracts, online service providers are able to structure their rights and exposure to potential liability in a standardised,​ low cost manner. 
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 +**Matthias Klepper [Explains the Authority In US Drew that Breach of Terms of Service Does Not Constitute '​Unauthorised'​ Access](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=negamd8UFq8)**
  
-**Future student video topic: ​unfair terms**+Terms of Use documents are often criticised for the problems they pose for consumers. Click-wrap contracts are generally enforceable,​ regardless of whether the consumer has actually read the terms or not. Many firms abuse this system by including quite harsh terms in the fine print of the contract in order to minimise their potential risk. In response to this general concern, Australia has recently introduced ​unfair terms legislation that will limit the enforceability of standard form contracts that are deemed to be unfair.
  
 +**Video Overview of the [Contract Dispute in eBay v Creative Festival Entertainment](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=hT4bMCR-a10)**
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