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Heise Online: EU Commission Called Upon to Start Legislation from Scratch

Jan 10, 2005, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"61 EU members of parliament from 13 countries led by the Polish ex-prime minister Jerzy Buzek are demanding that the legislative process on the controversial directive on the patentability of 'computer-implemented inventions' begin again from scratch. They have filed a motion for a resolution to this effect which calls upon the EU Commission to rerefer its directive proposal to the European Parliament, thereby taking anew the first step in the legislative process. One of the reason for their move cited by the members of the EU parliament is the fact that elections to the parliament took place in June 2004. Many current representatives of the people had thus not been able to participate in the first reading of the draft directive in September 2003..."

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