June 1, 2004

An Open Letter On Software Patents and EU Election from Alan Cox

Most of the time the ability to influence Politicians is remarkably limited. They ignore letters, and often all the major parties reflect only large
proprietary interests, ensuring you get CDs that won't play in a car, arrested for helping the blind read protected ebooks and prevented from writing
and using software by the patent lobby, intent on locking up technical creativity the same way the soviets locked up the typewriter.

Link: linux.org.uk

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