January 26, 2003

Europarl to discuss ban of all software patents

guerby writes: Michel Rocard (ex France Prime Minister) now on the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport is proposing an amendment (pdf link) to explicitely rule out patentability on information (processing,...) at the european parliament. The rationale is beautifuly written. Let's hope it has some influence on the outcome of the ongoing battle to stay free of software patents in Europe.

Link: http://www.europarl.eu.int/ (pdf link)

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