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
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
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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