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RIP: UCITA

After four long years, UCITA has finally bit the dust. Unfortunately, Maryland and Virginia remain dirty. Why is UCITA bad?
- it allows the vendor to change/add terms to the deal after you've already purchased the software
- it classifies software sales as "licenses" of "computer information" instead of a good, which means that the vendor can prohibit you from selling the software to other people, or restrict how long you're allowed to use the software.
- it allows vendors to remotely shut off your software
- etc, etc...

-Supporters back away from software bill | CNET News.com

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