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Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)

(Formerly Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B)

UCITA is a proposed amendment to the Uniform Commercial Code that will govern all contracts for the development, sale, licensing, support and maintenance of computer software and for many other contracts involving information.This page links you to our analyses and to a few analyses by other writers that we think are particularly helpful. For additional analyses, especially on the vendor side, go to Carol Kunze's site, http://www.2bguide.com.

Articles

You probably can't read all of these. We have italicized the ones we think are the best ones.

Gentle Introductions

Detailed Analyses

Consumer Issues

Writers' Issues

Software Developers' Issues

  • DUELING ARTICLES in Software Quality Professional. Kaner (original), Brennan (response and 2nd article combined), Kaner (response).
  • Large Customer Issues

    Defects, Software Quality

    Electronic Commerce and Digital Signatures

    Self Help (Vendor's ability to unilaterally shut down a customer, without court review)

    Drafting Process

    General Background

    Other Organizations that Oppose UCITA


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    The articles at this web site are not legal advice. They do not establish a lawyer/client relationship between me and you. I took care to ensure that they were well researched at the time that I wrote them, but the law changes quickly. By the time you read this material, it may be out of date. Also, the laws of the different States are not the same. These discussions might not apply to your circumstances. Please do not take legal action on the basis of what you read here, without consulting your own attorney.
    Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to Cem Kaner, kaner@kaner.com, P.O. Box 1200, Santa Clara, CA 95052.
    Last modified: July 24, 1999. Copyright © 1999, Cem Kaner. All rights reserved.