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Free Software Magazine: An Adventure in US Patents for Software and Business Methods

Aug 14, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Demonstrations over the proposed 'Software Patent Directive' in Europe (since rejected by the EU Parliament) were sometimes quite theatrical, and involved at least one 'naval battle.' Mikko Rauhala created an ingenious way to counteract the influence of large corporations who were promoting the idea that software patents should be allowed in Europe--he collected pledges of money from the public to offer as bribes to politicians. A 'Software Patent Violation Contest' was also organised..."

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