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  1. #1
    Nomen Nescio
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    I know you are fond of quoting the UCITA (a/k/a "shrinkwrap licence") as a precident for Sprint's
    "if you make a phone call you agree to all of our T&C changes" policy. You may, however, want to
    inform your chain of command not to rely on this too heavily.

    It's far from a sure thing.



    UCITA Committee Disbanded


    Tuesday August 05, @07:44PM

    "The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws committee on Uniform Computer
    Information Transaction Act (UCITA) has been disbanded. The UCITA proposal, a darling of the
    software industry, would have validated shrink-wrap and click-through licenses and legalized "self-
    help" or remote disabling of software by manufacturers. It's "developers are completely liable for
    defects...unless overridden by the shrink wrap license" provisions were of grave concern to open-
    source. The badly flawed proposed legislation was condemned by everyone from Librarians and
    InfoWorld editors to the American Bar Association, the Federal Trade Commission and Richard
    Stallman. Only two states (Virginia and Maryland) adopted it while twice that many passed Anti-
    UCITA laws. Although UCITA is not officially dead, at least it has been taken off life support
    which certainly qualifies as great news."




    See More: O/Sirius, this article is for you.




  2. #2
    Michael Lynch
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    Re: O/Sirius, this article is for you.

    "Nomen Nescio" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > UCITA Committee Disbanded
    >


    Great news. Now if only the DMCA would go away...


    --
    Mike Lynch





  3. #3
    tom ronson
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    Re: O/Sirius, this article is for you.


    "Michael Lynch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Great news. Now if only the DMCA would go away...


    Damn, then what will the RIAA use to terrorize folks?






  4. #4
    1900mhzcdma\(SU\)
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    Re: O/Sirius, this article is for you.


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 22:48:33 GMT, "tom ronson" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Michael Lynch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> Great news. Now if only the DMCA would go away...

    > >
    > >Damn, then what will the RIAA use to terrorize folks?

    >
    > The NETA (No Electronic Theft Act).
    >

    Sort of like Total Information Awareness being converted to Terrorist
    Information Awareness(?).
    > --
    > Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct

    tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.





  5. #5
    1900mhzcdma\(SU\)
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    Re: O/Sirius, this article is for you.


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 22:48:33 GMT, "tom ronson" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Michael Lynch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> Great news. Now if only the DMCA would go away...

    > >
    > >Damn, then what will the RIAA use to terrorize folks?

    >
    > The NETA (No Electronic Theft Act).
    >

    Sort of like Total Information Awareness being converted to Terrorist
    Information Awareness(?).
    > --
    > Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct

    tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.





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