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UPDATED: Infoworld Circulating Petition to Halt UCITA

Jun 23, 1999, 12:07 (21 Talkback[s])

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Thanks to Matt Benjamin for this report.

From June 21 InfoWorld:

InfoWorld is sponsoring a petition to defeat UCITA, the reincarnated form of the recent attempt by Microsoft and other software companies to reform the US Uniform Commercial Code.

UCITA would:

  • Exempt software producers from consumer protection and product liability laws.
  • Ratify the most extreme forms of shrink-wrapped licensing--where the user is held to terms only disclosed when software was installed
  • Outlaw reverse engineering

US citizens can sign the petition by sending their name and state of residence in an email to ucita@infoworld.com

More information at http://archive.infoworld.com/UCITA/.