"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
"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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