Implied Contracts

From: W

Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:16 AM


Subject: Implied contracts

Dear Dr. Block:

Actually, there is no implied contract involved in the purchase and sale of a movie theater ticket.  Strictly speaking, a movie ticket is a limited license granted by the theater owner to the customer, permitting the customer to remain on the premises for the duration of the movie and solely for the purpose of viewing the presentation.  Any other behavior on the premises by the customer to the detriment of the property owner is legally considered to be a tort of trespass, actionable at law.

Best regards,

W, JD, LLM (American Constitutional Law)

From: Walter Block <>

Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:48 AM

To: W

Subject: RE: Implied contracts

Dear W:

This is your field, not mine. Nevertheless, please forgive me for saying we’ll have to agree to disagree on this matter.

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If it was an explicit contract, in my view, these specifics would have to be written out. I never see anything like that on the movie tickets I purchase.

Yes, I imagine, a law was passed stipulating exactly what you say is the agreement. But from a libertarian point of view, I think we are entitled to ignore man made law and focus, only, on libertarian law: the non aggression principle, private property rights based upon homesteading, free association, etc.

Best regards,



2:12 am on December 1, 2019