What is UCITA?

December 11, 2013, 4:50 PM

UCITA is the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. UCITA has only been adopted by two states Virginia and Maryland. For the most part, the UCITA provisions can be waived or varied by contract. Although UCITA was developed to provide basic default rules for licensing, it is widely contested and debated. Many consumer advocacy groups, as well as numerous state attorney generals, have opposed the adoption of UCITA because they argue that UCITA is biased in favor of the software industry. - Nicole J. Harrell