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Your state has passed anti-UCITA bomb shelter legislation.

An anti-UCITA bill, often referred to as "bomb-shelter" legislation, is designed to protect state residents from certain licensing provisions that are possible in contracts governed by UCITA, especially in shrink-wrap or click-on licenses accompanying mass-market products where there has been no negotiation between the parties to the contract.

There are various versions of anti-UCITA bills. Some specifically protect licensees from choice of law provisions that make UCITA the governing law of the contract; others from choice of forum provisions that select other states besides the licensee's as the place where a court will settle a legal dispute over the contract. One version comprehensively stipulates that only the laws of the licensee's state will apply in interpreting the enforceability of any computer information license.

What You Can Do To Ensure UCITA Is Not Re-Introduced in Your State

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