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Stop the UCITA (Its fascism!) It will hurt IT , java and opensource!

 
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New laws called UCITA have been revised (changed) and will hurt linux and may make it illegal ! urls here add to your websites cause people listen to you.
http://www.techtv.com/siliconspin/features/story/0,23008,3329330,00.html
http://www.badsoftware.com/

http://www.arl.org/info/letters/libltr.html http://www.cptech.org/ucc/sign-on.html
http://www.consumerlaw.org/ucita/twelve_problems.html




Stop this Bill by contacting your senators and representives. ( add all these links to your websites ! )

www.senate.gov
www.house.gov
 
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This is getting down right stupid. In that article it says that if the law goes through you wont own your software and the manufacturer wont be responsible for its functionality. Well the second part is already true. Whens the last time a Microsoft product was fully functional?
I dont know all that much about this subject or the specifics of the laws, but i do have a question. How in the world can you buy software and not own it? I mean once you install it on your computer how can anybody(like the manufacturer) take it away form you? I know there are programs that are on a timer(which there is always an easy crack for anyways), but how could these kinds of laws even be enforced? Doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me.
 
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okay, here is what we have to do:








  • so you see, we can do something about it.
    [This message has been edited by Bill Gates (edited May 28, 2001).]
 
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Originally posted by Andy Ceponis:
I dont know all that much about this subject or the specifics of the laws, but i do have a question. How in the world can you buy software and not own it? I mean once you install it on your computer how can anybody(like the manufacturer) take it away form you? I know there are programs that are on a timer(which there is always an easy crack for anyways), but how could these kinds of laws even be enforced? Doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me.

Because you aren't buying the software but rather you are buying a license to use the software. Imagine a piece of software that functions only after it connects to an internet site and validates your license. If you have expired, the software refuses to load.
 
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Ok Thomas i understand that part. Thats just like the copy protection on WinblowsXP. But once you register that you can use it forever.
So are you saying that there is software out there(or might be in the future) that you would have to connect to the net and validate something in order to use it? That just doesnt sound feasible.
 
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The point is that your rights are being taken away slowly and without out consent !
Please copy and paste my first post and sent it to as many people as possible ! and include www.senate.gov

thanks again !
 
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http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/ucita.html

http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?/features/990531ucita_home.htm

Why UCITA is bad list here
http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?/features/990531ucita3.htm

Suggested Generic letter:
Dear Governor (or Dear Legislator)
or Dear Senator, or Dear Rep.

I am greatly concerned by the Uniform Computer Information Transactions (UCITA) Act. Because the UCITA damages important customer rights and allows vendors and software publishers to greatly limit intellectual property rights that buyers of software and electronic information would normally enjoy under federal law.

Because the UCITA damages and limits customer rights, and even free speech, please examine this legislation carefully.
Additionally, please contact me when this legislation is introduced or considered.
Many thanks,


[This message has been edited by erich brant (edited July 19, 2001).]
 
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