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UCITA: a disaster in progress

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1 Author(s)
Kaner, C. ; Florida Inst. of Technol., Melbourne, FL, USA

Software companies are pushing draconian legislation that would abolish century-old doctrines protecting the rights of users of intellectual property. The author argues that by treating a transaction for software as a license rather than a sale, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act would cost us all dearly. UCITA makes enforceable almost any term that the vendor puts into a license contract.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 8 )