Many people don’t know that lots of big software companies are big proponents of an extremely evil law called UCITA. The law is a classic Catch-22. It assigns liability for problems with software to the software developers. At the same time, it allows the company to eliminate their liability with a “shrink wrap license.” So even though it sounds like it’s tougher on software developers, it’s actually completely toothless when it comes to any companies that offer shrink wrapped software — in other words, every big software company. There are lots of other really nasty provisions in the law, too, like prohibitions on reverse engineering. You can also read about just how evil this law is at It’s dirty poker, and anyone who doesn’t like to get their teeth kicked in by big business should oppose it. This has been an public service announcement.