Chicago Tribune: Heated debate accompanies legislation on digital software licenses

“…I don’t have time to read all that stuff,” he says. “The
type’s too small, and there’s too much literature to try to
understand. I assume they’re not going to track me down if I don’t
do exactly what they want me to. It’s not Big Brother out

“Maybe not yet, but legislation being considered in nearly every
state — and now law in Virginia and Maryland — could allow them
to do exactly that.”

“The $140 billion software industry, including such heavyweights
as Microsoft Corp. and America Online, has mounted a quiet but
intense lobbying effort to bring uniformity to state digital
licensing laws and make contracts more binding.”

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