1998 Michele C. Kane.

Ms. Kane is Senior Vice President, Counsel, at The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California.

1. U.C.C. Article 2B, Preface at 10 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft) ("Basic Themes, Default Rules").

2. 17 U.S.C. 101 (1992).

3. See U.C.C. 2B-102(a)(6) (Apr. 15, 1998 Draft) (emphasis added).

4. See U.C.C. 2B-102 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

5. See id. 2B-102(a), Reporter's Note 6.

6. Id.

7. Id. 2B-102(a)(26).

8. Id. 2B-102(a), Reporter's Note 23.

9. Id. 2B102(a)(36).

10. U.C.C. 2B-102(a), Reporter's Note 32 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

11. See Federal Acquisitions Regulations, 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013(a)(2), 7014(a)(3), 7018(a)(3) ("Computer program means a set of instructions, rules, or routines recorded in a form that is capable of causing a computer to perform a specific operation or series of operations.").

12. See European Union Directive 91/250 and the copyright laws of Australia (Copyright Act 1968, as amended, Art. 10); Brazil (Software Law of 1987, as amended in 1998, Art. 1); Canada (Copyright Act, Art. 2); Japan (Copyright Law of 1970, as amended through 1997, Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. 2 (xbis)); Mexico (Federal Law on Copyright, 1996, Art. 101); Oman (Copyright Law, 1996, Art. 1(x)); Russian Federation (Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, 1993, Art. 4); Singapore (The Copyright Act 1987, as amended in 1998, Part II, 7.(I)); and Venezuela (Law on Copyright, 1993, Art. 17).

13. U.C.C. 2B-102(a), Reporter's Note 6 (Apr. 15, 1998 Draft).

14. See U.C.C. 2B-102(a), Reporter's Note 6 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

15. See id. 2B-102(a)(26).

16. Id.

17. Id. 2B-102(a)(36). The April 15, 1998 draft also referred to creation of an express warranty by product documentation. That reference was omitted from the August 1, 1998 draft.

18. See generally id. 2B, Part 4 (warranties).

19. See id. 2B-402(a).

20. See id. 2B-402(a)(1).

21. See U.C.C. 2B-402(a)(3) (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

22 Id. 2B-402(b).

23. See U.C.C. 2-313 (West 1995) ("Express Warranties by Affirmation, Promise, Description, Sample").

24. See U.C.C. 2B-403(d) (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

25 Id.

26. See U.C.C. 2-314 (1995) ("Implied Warranty; Merchantability; Usage of Trade").

27. U.C.C. 2B-404 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).

28. See id. 2B-404(b)(2).

29 Id. 2B-404, Reporter's Note 2(c).

30. Id. 2B-409(a).

31. Id. 2B-707(b)(1).

32. See U.C.C. 2B-716 (Apr. 15, 1998 Draft).

33. Id. 2B-716(a)(2).

34. See id. 2B-716(a)(4).

35. See U.C.C. 2B-715 (Aug. 1, 1998 Draft).