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Turnitin and fair use

Turnitin and fair use

Posted Apr 18, 2008 3:29 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Turnitin and fair use by MathFox
Parent article: Turnitin and fair use

... does not solve the issue that minors can not enter into contracts

Yes, they can, in general and in this case in particular. I give a more detailed explanation of this in response to another comment below.

contracts signed under pressure are not enforcible

Only when the pressure (the law calls it "duress") is from the other party to the contract. The pressure here was from the school, whereas the contract was between the Turnitin people and the students.

Amazingly -- since this is such settled law -- the plaintiffs did raise this very issue in this case. The judge shot it down.

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