The Requirements of Writing for Electronic Land Contracts: The Queensland Experience Compared with Other Jurisdictions

Christensen, Sharon A., Duncan, William D., & Low, Rouhshi (2003) The Requirements of Writing for Electronic Land Contracts: The Queensland Experience Compared with Other Jurisdictions. ELaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 10(3).

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The increase in popularity of the Internet has seen more and more people entering into online contracts. However the move from paper based commercial transactions to using electronic communication techniques raises questions as to the validity of such contracts, the time and place of their formation, proof of the terms, the authentication and integrity of the electronic communications and determining the applicable law. This article examines the traditional legal requirements of writing for land contracts focussing on the law of Queensland, Australia. The authors critically analyse the ability of these accepted principles to adapt to a digital medium, and compare and contrast the approaches in several jurisdictions. They conclude by suggesting a framework for the application of existing legal principles to electronic land contracts.

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ID Code: 4169
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Electronic commerce, requirements of writing, online contracts, electronic land contracts
ISSN: 1321-8347
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 E Law and the authors
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 25 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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