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Digital signatures prepare to wipe away ink
By Patricia Jacobus
Staff Writer, CNET
September 29, 2000, 9:30 a.m. PT
video E-commerce will pass a major milestone this weekend when a much-anticipated U.S. digital signature law goes into effect, although the legislation's full influence likely won't be felt for some time.

The law is designed to make consumers and businesses feel more secure about sealing big-ticket deals, such as buying a house, online by making an electronic signature just as binding as one in ink. While that legal guarantee is expected to accelerate the growth of e-commerce, the law may be more of a boon for companies developing e-signature technology than for consumers or businesses, analysts said.

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