THE INFOWORLD SCOOP A.M. EDITION, Monday, October 23, 2000

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FTC TO STUDY SOFTWARE-LICENSING PRACTICES 

Posted at October 20, 2000 04:27 PM Pacific 

WASHINGTON -- THE looming state-by-state passage of the 
controversial UCITA software-licensing law is 
prompting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to 
take a hard look at the software industry's bedrock 
practice of selling software through licenses instead 
of an outright purchase of the product. 

The FTC plans to hold a two-day forum here next 
Thursday and Friday on software warranty and licensing 
practices. Among the issues that will be examined are 
warranty protections offered in "shrinkwrap" or 
"clickwrap" licensing agreements, the use of those 
warranties to limit the liability of vendors' 
protections and the whole approach of selling software 
in the form of license, according to the FTC. 


For the full story: 
http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/00/10/20/001020hnucitaftc.xml?1023mnam

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