UTOU Universal Terms of Use System

Excerpt from the patent specification

Under a disclosed “Uniform Terms of Use” system, the UET Company hosts a web page that comprises a number of generic terms that have been established collaboratively with the legal community and the user community. A website provider can, in its own terms of use agreement, “subscribe” to the UTOU version displayed in that web page, thereby incorporating by reference the terms thereof. Having done so, the website provider needs only to articulate a handful of terms that are unique to its specific website. Visitors to the subscribing website, once they have reviewed the UTOU version referenced, need only review the site-specific terms of use. Over time, numerous beneficial effects accrue to the website provider and website user communities: legal fees are saved, time is saved, and the law governing Internet usage develops in a more cohesive, predictable fashion.

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