"The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday unanimously passed a
controversial bill backed by Microsoft and other leading software
vendors that proponents say will bring uniformity to software
"E-commerce is a burgeoning business, but there really aren't
rules and regulations that stipulate how you'll do business," May
said in an interview shortly after the House of Delegates vote.
"Primarily the objective was to establish an even-handed treatment
of buyer and seller so neither side has the advantage...."
"Opponents also do not like a provision that says users who
do not uphold software licensing agreements could have their
software "repossessed" by the manufacturer. They assert that
the bill would give the manufacturer the right to reach into the
user's computer and disable the software."
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