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. Letter from Consumers Union to NCCUSL Opposing UCC 2B

October 8, 1998

 

Mr. Carlyle C. Ring, Jr.
Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
1401 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.
Director, The American Law Institute
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099

 

Dear Mr. Ring and Professor Hazard:

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has asked all parties to propose changes to the Article 2B draft by October 10, 1998. Unfortunately, we believe that the draft is so fundamentally flawed that it cannot be fixed.

We therefore respectfully suggest that the drafting project be shelved, or in the alternative, that the draft be restricted in scope so that it addresses only individually negotiated, custom software licenses. We propose this change because the draft is based on a model of contracting and negotiation that is unlikely to exist in most consumer software transactions.

Article 2B would expand Consumers Union's rights as a licensor from the rights it has under current law. We nonetheless oppose Article 2B, because it fails to provide an appropriate collection of rules for consumers. We therefore urge the drafting committee, the American Law Institute, and the NCCUSL to shelve the Article 2B drafting project, or to restrict its scope to custom software licenses.

Very truly yours,

 

Gail Hillebrand

 

cc: Gene Lebrun
Fred Miller
John McClaugherty
Ray Nimmer

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Motion Picture Association of America Letter 10.Sep.1998
 
50 Intellectual Property Law Professors Letter 17.Nov.1998
 
Motion Picture Association of America Letter 09.Nov.1998
 
American Bar Association Letter 10.Jun.1999 
 
Motion Picture Association of America Letter 07.Dec.1998
 
American Committee on Interoperable Systems Letter 13.Jul.1998
 
Motion Picture Association of America Letter 10.May.1999
 
American Committee on Interoperable Systems Letter 07.Oct.1998
 
Movie, Publishing and Broadcasting Industry Letter 10.Sep.1999
 
American Committee on Interoperable Systems Letter 21.Jun.1999
 
National Music Publishers Association Letter 21.Jan.1999
 
American Committee on Interoperable Systems email 15.Jul.1999
 

Opposition Summary 
 
American Law Institute Letter 26.Mar.1999
 
 
Pamela Samuelson Letter 09.Jul.1999
 
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Report 21.Jun.1999
 
Principal Financial - Introduction to UCITA
 
 
Attorneys General Letter 23.Jul.1999
 
Principal Financial - Summary of UCITA
 
 
Attorneys General Letter 28.Jul.1999
 
Recording Industry Association of America Letter 09.Oct.1998
 

Attorneys General Letter 23.Jul.1999 
 
 
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Caterpillar Statement 1999
 
 
Security Mutual Insurance Letter 26.May.1999
 

Consumer Groups Letter 10.Nov.1998 
 
Society for Information Management Letter 23.Mar.1998
 
 
Consumers Union Letter 08.Oct.1998
 
 
Society for Information Management Letter 08.Oct.1998
 
 
Consumers Union Letter 21.Jun.1999
 
Software engineering Institute Letter 01.Jun.1999
 
Digital Future Coalition Letter 23.Jun.1999
 
 
swtest-discuss Letter 20.Nov.1998
 

Digital Future Coalition Page Fall 1999
 


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