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osOpinion: UCITA : the Best Legislation Money Can Buy, Take Two

Feb 29, 2000, 18:29 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Wuollet)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"The biggest problems with UCITA are its obscurity and complexity. Since, it seems it will have the force of law soon, I endeavored to drag some of the dirty laundry out into the light of day, to "throw a skunk on the table" as Ross Perot is fond of saying."

"While there are years of legal precedent allowing deliberate concealment of intent and motive with the language of law, this legislation deals so closely with the lives and welfare of the public in general and retailers and small businesses that I think a special effort at the "meeting of minds" so crucial in contract law is certainly in order. I wouldn't be at all surprised if full disclosure of the ideas and privileges in UCITA caused the most fervent backers to deny all involvement or at least spin furiously. Making it a campaign issue in upcoming elections would provoke dodging of the most artful kind and the introducers of the legislation might even be left twisting in the wind. I, for one, would be most interested in the justification put forth if the public in general were fully aware of the provisions in UCITA, ask your lawmakers for a clear and reasonable explanation."

"So, in summary, if Big Software must have UCITA, let's amend it so the affected parties have no question of what is required of them."

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