Research Handbook on International and Comparative Sale of Goods Law
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Research Handbook on International and Comparative Sale of Goods Law

Edited by Djakhongir Saidov

This thorough and detailed Research Handbook explores the complexity of governance of sales contracts in the modern world. It examines many topical aspects of sales law and practice, with considerable emphasis being placed on the diversity of: commercial and transactional contexts; in which sales contracts are made and performed, including digital technologies, long-term contracts and global supply chains and sources governing such contracts, particularly those emanating from commercial players, such as standard form contracts, trade usages and trade terms. Written by leading experts from an international and comparative perspective, the Research Handbook is relevant to anyone with an interest in commercial sales and contract law.
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Chapter 4: Sales law and digitised material

Sarah Green

Abstract

This chapter analyses the thorny question of whether, and if so to what extent, digitised material is subject to the law of sales in the same way as more conventional, more obviously corporeal, assets. In essence, this amounts to asking whether such material can be classified as ‘goods’. The discussion explores the normative implications of the classification question across several jurisdictions, and suggests a coherent means of addressing the issue, regardless of the particular regime in question.

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