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Re: product liability (was 'we should all be uncomfortable with the extent to which luck..')

  • From: Miles Fidelman
  • Date: Wed Jul 25 11:44:31 2001

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, William Allen Simpson wrote:

> David Charlap wrote:
> > 
> > William Allen Simpson wrote:
> > >
> > > Also, you may have noticed that shrink-wrap licenses are valid in
> > > only two places: Washington (state) and Virginia.  This would be a
> > > Federal class action.
> > 
> > Didn't the Digital Millennium Copyright Act make shrink-wrap licenses
> > valid nation-wide?
> > 
> No.  
> You are thinking of last year's electronic signatures act -- an act that 
> has no signatures, merely "sound, symbol, or process".

You're thinking of UCITA - the proposed revisions to the Universal
Commercial Code. These WOULD make shrink wrap licenses a lot more
powerful and painful.

The good news is that UCITA has to be enacted state-by-state, and an
increasing number of big players (e.g. large, corporate software buyers)
are lining up against UCITA.

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