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SunSpot - Maryland News: General Assembly passes bill on software regulation

Apr 11, 2000, 17:55 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Maryland lawmakers stepped bravely into the digital age yesterday, adopting pioneering legislation that willgovern the sales and licensing of computer software in stores and over the Internet."

"By wide margins, the House of Delegates and Senate gave final approval to a complex bill dictating what rights computer users have when they crack open a new, shrink-wrapped diskor download a program."

"The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act was the linchpin of an ambitious package of technology bills pushed by legislative leaders and Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who is expected to sign it. Lawmakers hope to make Maryland a magnet for software firms and Internet start-ups by being one of the first states to adopt a legal framework for computer commerce."

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