Owen Wengerd is writing a series of important articles on the need to restore balance to software licenses:
Over in Australia, the government is looking into doing exactly that. In the Sydney Morning Herald, Nick Abrahams writes in When 'I Accept' is not really 'I Accept' (h.t. R. Paul Waddington):
Last week the Australian government launched a discussion paper which takes aim at organisations that use "take it or leave it" standard form contracts and the technology sector is squarely in its sights.... The Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Chris Bowen, hopes to fast track the new provisions into law by January 1, 2010.