Starmer dumps doormat?

Peter Tomlinson pwt at
Thu Jan 20 15:34:42 GMT 2011

On 20/01/2011 14:37, Nicholas Bohm wrote:
> 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.
I thought that that is the definition of a representative. But maybe I 
sometimes move in different circles...
> Both must be entities recognised by the law as having legal
> personality (i.e. individuals or corporations).
> Nicholas

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