As predicted, the sensation-seeking media (alas, even some of the so-called "technical" or "computer" press) have jumped on some of the provisions of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) with both feet. No provision of the model statute has received so much trampling as Section 816, entitled "Electronic Self-Help."

I doubt most of the commenters have read this section because, if they had, their diatribes would not be riddled with so much misinformation. Ironically, the self-help clause is one of the provisions that should be most helpful to medium-sized businesses and organizations like school districts, because it

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