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PC Week: Fight UCITA: It grants far too much power to vendors

Mar 07, 2000, 04:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)

"UCITA stacks the deck against end users and businesses in favor of large software vendors, and thus it protects those who have the most money and influence-and so the least need of protection."

"By making software shrink-wrap licenses legally enforceable and by providing software vendors with a large set of other rights, UCITA threatens to take away essential fair use, fair comment, transferability, warrantee, redress, choice of legal venue and reverse engineering rights we now have...."

"UCITA also makes software vendors less liable for failures in their products and limits damages software consumers can claim against the vendors in cases of failure."

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