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InfoWorld: UCITA author does some moonlighting for money, courtesy of Microsoft

Oct 10, 1999, 16:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Foster)

"WHAT CONSTITUTES a conflict of interest? Any scholar who wishes to plumb the depths of this question will most definitely find a wealth of material in the process that has given us the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA).

"As you are by now painfully aware, UCITA was approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) at its annual meeting in Denver at the end of July.

"It turns out that, the very next week, an expert witness called by Microsoft in a little-known federal case it's waging with the Internal Revenue Service over a disallowed tax deduction was Ray Nimmer, a University of Houston law professor and the "reporter" of the UCITA drafting committee."

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