New law could let software makers snoop.
The Andover News Network has a scary story on a new law under consideration in VA that would give manufacturers of software access to your hard drive. The law would allow software makers to place a self-destruct feature in the software, AND even go in your computer to shut it off if they have reason to believe you violated your user agreement.
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Check out 4cite.org for more info.Software manufacturers say this is paranoid hyperbole, and that the \"self-help\" provisions of the law that allow manufacturers to cut off their customers are no different that a bank\'s right to foreclose on your house, or the electric company\'s right to cut off your service for non-payment.
But to be on the safe side, the Virginia Legislature has agreed to delay implementation of the new law for a year while a state-sponsored commission considers whether it should be amended.