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ZDNet UK: Software Patent War Ignites Again

Sep 21, 2006, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Three political groups in the European Parliament (EP) have warned that software patents are re-emerging into EU politics with an EP vote scheduled for next month.

"Last year the EP derailed a proposed directive that, critics argued, would have legitimised software patents in Europe. On Thursday the PES, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL parliamentary groups warned that a measure facing a parliamentary vote on 11 or 12 October could take up where the failed software patent directive left off..."

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