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ZDNet UK: Patent Intervention Gives Poland the Popular Vote

Dec 30, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"A Web site set up to thank Poland for its last-minute intervention, which prevented the EU Council from ratifying the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive last week, has collected over 25,000 names.

"The directive was due to be adopted, without discussion or a vote, during an Agriculture and Fisheries meeting on 21 December. But the Polish undersecretary of science and information spoke out at the meeting to ask that the directive be removed from the agenda..."

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