"A few years back, there was a fierce battle between
those wishing to lock down software with patents, and those who
wanted to keep copyright as the main protection for computer code.
Thankfully, the latter won. Here's what the BBC wrote at the time:
"European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that
could have led to software being patented.
"The European Parliament voted 648 to 14 to reject the Computer
Implemented Inventions Directive.
"The bill was reportedly rejected because, politicians said, it
pleased no-one in its current form. "
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