You can now sign contracts using emojis
July 14 2023
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In a summary judgment, a Canadian farmer was forced to pay more than CAD 82,000 in damages for sending an emoji as an acceptance to an offer sent via WhatsApp.

The farmer sent a thumbs-up emoji in response to a photograph of a flax-buying contract sent to him in 2021.

The farmer never sent the product, causing a dispute over the acceptance of the terms of the contract.

The court ruled in favor of the buyer, stating that the thumbs-up emoji created a reasonable expectation of fulfillment.

This interpretation could be accepted in Colombia if it complies with the parameters of Law 527 of 1999 and the Colombian Civil Code since it is one of manifesting the will of the parties.