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ZDNet: Patent Absurdity

Jun 22, 2005, 01:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Next month, the European Parliament will vote on the vital question of whether to allow patents covering software, which would restrict every computer user and tie software developers up in knots.

"Many politicians may be voting blindly--not being programmers, they don't understand what software patents do. They often think patents are similar to copyright law (except for some details), which is not the case..."

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