posted Nov 20, 2000

Support for UCITA Law Eroding
11/20/2000; 3:25:05 PM

'After more than a year of conflict, a campaign by America Online, Microsoft and other powerful software companies to pass legislation dramatically limiting the rights of software buyers appears to have stalled in the face of growing opposition.

'Half a dozen states this year have considered the controversial legislation, which would allow software companies to ban the sale of used software, avoid fixing software bugs and even block the publication of critical reviews of their products.

'But concerns about the unprecedented power the law would give software firms has gradually eroded support in legislatures that had hoped passing the bills would attract high-paying technology companies to their states.'


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