September 5, 2003

Controversy about software patents in EU is heating up

Elektroschock writes "The protests against the EU software patent directive were successful, vote was delayed. Parliamentarians start to question what patent lawyer groups told them. Heise.de (English edition) writes an insightful article about the current situation in the EU parliament and how Arlene McCarthy (UK Labour) "lost her temper". "This is a dishonest and destructive campaign designed to cause confusion about what the Parliament is trying to achieve", she outraged.

See also Foundation for a Free Informational Infrastructure (FFII) on the recent McCarthy FUD."

Link: heise.de

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