ProCD v. Zeidenberg

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ProCD v. Zeidenberg
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Syllabus
86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996), is a United States contract case involving a "shrink wrap license". One issue presented to the court was whether a shrink wrap license was valid and enforceable. Judge Easterbrook wrote the opinion for the court and found such a license was valid and enforceable. The Seventh Circuit's decision overturned a lower court decision.

86 F.3d 1447

PROCD, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff-Appellant

v.

MATTHEW ZEIDENBERG and SILKEN MOUNTAIN WEB SERVICES, INC., Defendants-Appellees

No. 96-1139

United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit.


May 23, 1996, Argued

June 20, 1996, Decided


For PROCD, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff - Appellant: Michael J. Lawton, Kenneth B. Axe, LATHROP & CLARK, Madison, WI, USA. Thomas N. O'Connor, John T. Gutkoski, Lauren C. Panora, HALE & DORR, Boston, MA, USA.

For MATTHEW ZEIDENBERG, SILKEN MOUNTAIN WEB SERVICES, INCORPORATED, Defendants - Appellees: Keith Napolitano, Madison, WI, USA. David A. Austin, Madison, WI.

For INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS, Amicus Curiae: June M. Besek, Morton D. Goldberg, Jesse M. Feder, SCHWAB, GOLDBERG, PRICE & DANNAY, New York, NY.

For BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE, Amicus Curiae: Christopher A. Meyer, Michael R. Klipper, MEYER & KLIPPER, Washington, DC.

For SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, Amicus Curiae: Barry D. Weiss, Stuart Smith, Ronald Julian Palenski, GORDON & GLICKSON, Chicago, IL, USA. Kenneth A. Wasch, Mark Nebergall, SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Washington, DC.

For AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS, Amicus Curiae: Mark Alan Lemley, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Austin, TX. Peter M.C. Choy, AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS, Mountain View, CA.

Before COFFEY, FLAUM, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).