browsewrap

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

browse +‎ wrap, modelled on clickwrap, itself modelled on shrinkwrap.

Noun[edit]

browsewrap (usually uncountable, plural browsewraps)

  1. (law, Internet) A form of clickwrap license where the user must consent to the terms in order to use a website.
    • 2004, Louis S. Freeman, Tax strategies for corporate acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financings, reorganizations and restructurings
      Relative to clickwrap, browsewrap is easily ignored by consumers, leaving them more vulnerable to exploitation.