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Financial Times: Software Patents Ruling Represents Fair Compromise

Jan 08, 2005, 03:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Sir, Tobias Buck ('New EU patents rules divide software industry', January 4), neglects to point out that, in the debate over draft European Union legislation relating to patents for computer-implemented inventions, almost no one in the software industry in Europe actually welcomes the prospect of software patents per se.

"The issue is all too easily, and incorrectly, cast as a battle between big and small or even proprietary and open source proponents..."

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