CNET News: In Europe, Patent Olive Branch--Or Threat?
Mar 10, 2005, 15:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
"The European Commission says it will let the controversial
software-patent directive die, if enough opposition to it is
mustered in the European Parliament. But some see this as a veiled
"If the European Parliament does decide to kill the directive,
there will be no new proposal from the Commission, Charlie
McCreevy, commissioner for the Internal Market, told a parliament
plenary session on Tuesday evening..."