Subject: Re: the value chain
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 10 Dec 1999 13:59:06 -0500

   Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 10:31:01 -0800
   From: <kmself@ix.netcom.com>

   In principle, but highly restricted in practice.  Nolo Press is or has
   been being sued in the state of Texas for illegal practice of law -- for
   publishing self-help legal texts.

FYI, I quote from the Red Herring article I mentioned earlier:

    Stephen Bundy, a law professor at the University of California,
    Berkeley, says a Texas court earlier this year ruled that a legal
    advice CD-ROM software product sold to consumers constituted an
    unauthorized practice of law, which prompted legislators to revise
    statutes to enable sales.

Ian