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The Inquirer: Linus Torvalds Slammed Over Software Patent Stance

Nov 30, 2004, 14:30 (22 Talkback[s])
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"A UK lawyer has lambasted Linus Torvalds and others who have attacked the European Union proposed directive on software patents.

"John Collins, a partner at UK firm Marks and Clerk said: 'Torvalds and his supporters lack a fundamental understanding of intellectual property rights as they seem to be unaware that copyright can only protect software code and not software...'"

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