FFII: Commission Won't Restart Patents Directive...
Feb 28, 2005, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
"The Commission has turned down the European Parliament's
request for a restart of the software patents directive. Despite a
virtually unanimous vote in the European Parliament's responsible
JURI Committee and a unanimous request by the whole European
Parliament in plenary, the Commission's DG Internal Market is
apparently determined to destroy the directive by trying to get the
EP to massively reject the directive in second reading.
"The Commission's Directorate General for the Internal Market,
which is responsible for the directive, has informed several
parties today it has denied the EP's request for a restart of the
much contested software patents directive. FFII confirmed this
information with Ms Antonia Carparelli, deputy head of Commissioner
Walström's cabinet and responsible for relations with the