November 28, 2003

EU patents vote delayed

OwlWhacker writes "An EU vote on patents legislation has been delayed again, as the debate over the effect of intellectual property laws on software innovation continues.

The original EU directive on software patents was supported by large corporations, but was vehemently opposed by a range of academics, software developers and members of the open source community, who believed that the directive would stifle an open exchange of ideas in the EU and would ultimately discourage software innovation."

Link: theregister.co.uk

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