June 4, 2002
UCITA backers try again
"UCITA sets default rules for software licensing. It's supported by vendors, but opposed by a diverse coalition of end users, library and consumer groups and 32 state attorneys general, who believe the law gives vendors too much power on contracts.If this opposition "remains vociferous and widespread, we will have problems with UCITA," said John McCabe, legislative director of NCCUSL. But if the proposed changes can mollify some opponents, "then this may have some opportunities. But we have to wait and see." More at IDG.net.