How to get your first key signed

joe.asmodeus at joe.asmodeus at
Sun Oct 4 17:04:42 CEST 2015

"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at> wrote:
> Yes, many!  Digital signatures are enforceable in U.S. courts.
> Non-repudiability, though, as far as I know has never been successfully
> argued.  More to the point, I don't think it could be.

I assume that enforcebility is determined using the standards applied to
pen-and-ink signatures. Lack of legal capacity, forgery or duress, to name
a few, would permit repudiation.  The party seeking to enforce a contract
signed digitally should bear the burden of establishing a signature's
validity.  Therefore, I agree that a blanket holding that all digital
signatures are non-repudiable is unlikely.

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