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The gloves come off - Round Two in the EU fight over Software Patents
By brian, Section News
Posted on Sat Apr 10th, 2004 at 13:33:44 GMT
[From FFII] After months of closed back room discussions, the EU Presidency proposed draft text on software patents has rejected all clarifying amendments made by the European Parliament and instead pushes for direct patentability of computer programs, data structures and process descriptions. A last ditch attempt by the Luxembourg delegation to ensure interoperability with patented standards was rejected.

FFII is calling on its supporters to mobilise for a "net strike" and a rally in Brussels on April 14th under the slogan "No Software Patents -- Power to the Parliament", to repeat the impact of actions in the run-up to September 2003, which helped convince the European Parliament to vote clearly against software patents. The latest press release is available from FFII.org.

 

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