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No big consumer win with UCITA

A News.com reader writes that UCITA will replace our implicitly defined software ownership rights with rental-type obligations consumers would then incur when purchasing software.

 

  
No big consumer win with UCITA

In response to the Nov. 16 column by Robert Hahn, "New rules for the digital economy:"

Robert Hahn, citing how UCITA (Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act) won't overturn existing consumer protections, blithely conceals how it would replace our now implicitly defined software ownership rights with new, explicitly defined rental-type obligations consumers would then incur when purchasing software.

Would you please consider balancing this Microsoft perspective on the badly intended and codified UCITA with a perspective from someone with a record of consumer advocacy?

Will Morgan
Seattle, Wash.