For those of you who don't read Slashdot (and others): The FTC is requesting comments/academic papers from the public regarding the stipulations of the UCITA and apparently a few other laws. For more information on how to submit and what sorts of things being discussed, please see: http://technocrat.net/962134769/ This is something we CAN'T allow to slip through legislation. The UCITA is an abomination when it comes to consumer interest, and the results would be damaging not only to buyers of shrink-wrapped software, but also to free software developers (and users). It's being heavily backed by such companies as Microsoft and AOL, so gee, think about whose interests they have in mind. More information on the problems with the UCITA from Richard Stallman can be found at: http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-02-06-001-05-NW-LF and my own take on it all here: http://avenir.dhs.org/archives/02-2000/msg00071.html And no matter what, write letters/email to your state reps voicing your opinion and reasoning on the issue. I'm not sure which state is up next... John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # Sys-Admin / Webmaster, Avenir Web: http://avenir.dhs.org # LANdb: Network Admin Database - http://avenir.dhs.org/landb/ # NCPweb: Web-based frontend to ncpfs - http://avenir.dhs.org/ncpweb/ # "A kernel compile a day keeps the blue screens away."