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LWN: European Software Patent Update

Jan 28, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"On 24 September 2003, after 19 months of consideration, the European Parliament voted on the software patent directive, and made substantial amendments to exclude patents on pure software and business methods. However, regular rows between the European Council and Parliament; the Council ignoring many of the Parliaments amendments; and the Committee for Legal Affairs of the European Parliament's (JURI) subterfuge tactics to try and push it through, mean that pure software patents in Europe are still a scary possibility

"Restart the process...?"

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