Question to Class Web pilot testers concerning click-through end-user licenses

Cheryl Calista Cook ccoo at LOC.GOV
Fri Apr 26 18:07:02 EDT 2002

Pilot testers,

CDS is interested in learning your institution's policy concerning
"click-through" end-user licenses and if that policy might affect your
purchase of Classification Web.

CDS is in the final stages of  readying Class Web as a production
product  and, as part of this process, we  have been debating some
issues concerning the management of end-user license agreements.  CDS
originally intended to post a license agreement on our Web site,  have
customer's sign it, and mail the hard-copy  license back to CDS.

With the delays that  the Library of Congress has been experiencing
with mail service following the anthrax attacks, we have had some
concern about being able to promptly complete the paper exchange in the
licensing process. After some investigation we have found that it would
be technically possible  for us to set up  an electronic "click-though"
end-user license for Class Web.

Would the use of a "click-though" end-user license approach in any way
affect your purchase of Class Web? The licensing scenario customers
would  follow would be as listed below:

1.  Customers would download an order form and license agreement from
the Web  for review.

2. Return the order form and payment via fax or express mail.

3. The  person  designated a primary contact  in the order form would
then receive his/her username and password from the Class Web account
management system.

4. When that person inputs her/his username and password for the first
time she/he will be required to "click-through" the license agreement to
access the product. (Subsequent access would not be affected.)

5 The "click-through" process would be recorded in the account's
history file including the initiator's name and verified email address

We would really appreciate your feedback on whether this type of
end-user licensing approach would work for you.  Your input on this
matter will significantly affect how CDS proceeds with the delivery of
Classification Web to our customers .

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your responses.

Cheryl C. Cook
Cataloging Distribution Service
Library of Congress

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