Starmer dumps doormat?

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at
Thu Jan 20 14:37:56 GMT 2011

On 20/01/2011 09:31, Andrew Cormack wrote:

> From papers at law conferences discussing whether avatars could be
> agents (really!) I suspect that in current law an agent has to be
> human. But there are definitely legal problems around the status of
> "software agents", so that may be the way the law is heading. If I
> find time to investigate I'll try to remember to report back here.

An agent is a person with power to alter the legal relationships of his
principal.  Both must be entities recognised by the law as having legal
personality (i.e. individuals or corporations).

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