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ZDNet UK: EU Parliament Forgives Council for Adopting Patent Directive

Mar 31, 2005, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The European Parliament (EP) agreed on Wednesday that the EU Council did not break procedural rules when it adopted the software patent directive earlier this month.

"The EU Council adopted the draft software patent directive on 7 March, despite the European Parliament's (EP) request to restart work on the directive. The EP later decided to investigate whether the EU Council broke procedural rules in adopting the directive, which it is claimed will allow the widespread patenting of software in Europe..."

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