"Suppose you have a dispute with a third party whose rented
software your company relies on. The UCITA says that the third
party is within its rights to suspend your license and prevent you
from operating your computer systems by removing access to the
rented software or services."
"The DMCA says you can't take the data files created by the
rented software and reverse-engineer their format to extract your
data for use elsewhere. If a BMP exists, you can't obtain
compatible software from another source."
"Large manufacturing companies always ensure that the components
they require are available from multiple, independent sources. This
ensures reliability of supply and keeps costs down by introducing
competition into their part of the marketplace. Yet the same
companies seem perfectly happy to single-source software, which is
essential to their continuing success."
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