LA Times: Support for Software Law Eroding
Nov 20, 2000, 22:09 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph Menn)
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"After more than a year of conflict, a campaign by America
Online, Microsoft and other powerful software companies to pass
legislation dramatically limiting the rights of software buyers
appears to have stalled in the face of growing opposition."
"Half a dozen states this year have considered the controversial
legislation, which would allow software companies to ban the sale
of used software, avoid fixing software bugs and even block the
publication of critical reviews of their products."
"Some software sellers are already trying to insert clauses
in contracts saying that Maryland UCITA rules will govern any
"But word of the strategy has spread among information
technology managers who buy software."
"Arne Larsen, director of information systems at Horizon Blue
Cross in Newark, N.J., said his company's software buyers have
already rejected one contract clause that would have invoked UCITA
and will keep on fighting it when it reappears."
- InfoWorld: Legitimate concerns vs. free speech: Who defines the rules for the Net?(Nov 07, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: FTC to study software-licensing practices(Oct 23, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: Maryland's UCITA May Have National Reach(Sep 06, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: UCITA group backs off provision in software licensing law -- somewhat(Aug 10, 2000)
- LA Weekly: Wares Wars - Consumer non-protection act threatens open-sourcers(Jun 26, 2000)
- Linux.com: Here Comes the Hurricane(May 15, 2000)
- Government Technology: UCITA: Click "I Agree" to Waive Rights(May 05, 2000)
- SecurityFocus.com: The Fine Print in UCITA(Mar 17, 2000)
- InfoWorld: States shouldn't be so sure that passing UCITA will bring them jobs and talent(Mar 12, 2000)
- PC Week: Fight UCITA: It grants far too much power to vendors(Mar 07, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: CIOs join fight to kill Ucita(Mar 04, 2000)
- osOpinion: UCITA : the Best Legislation Money Can Buy, Take Two(Feb 29, 2000)