Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News has a good column on UCITA, a ridiculous new package of laws that would give software makers carte blanche to trample their customers even more than they already do. The idea of taking away more rights from software purchasers is even more absurd when you consider just how bad most software is; most of the server-based Web software I’ve evaluated over the past two years is absolute rubbish, and the sellers of that software want to take away my right to tell you that. It’s a great deal if they can get it.