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Linux Journal: UCITA: Not Gone, Not Forgotten

Feb 16, 2000, 22:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"On Monday, the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously voted in favor of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, commonly known as UCITA. The Linux Journal and others, including Richard Stallman, have voiced strong opposition to the bill..."

"with the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously backing UCITA, we thought it was time to check back in with Bryan Pfaffenberger--who just happens to be a professor of technology, culture and communication ... at the University of Virginia."

"David: I note that about half of the attorneys general are against UCITA, including AGs from states as diverse as Arizona and Washington state. What is different about Virginia and the other 23-odd states whose AGs have not come out against UCITA?"

"Bryan: For Virginia, it's simple: money. It's very important to understand that UCITA benefits a few very rich companies, notably Microsoft--and these same companies have tons of cash to contribute to political campaigns..."

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