Friday, January 20, 2006

Software Patent Directive round II

(Thanks to Hector MacQueen for the link) IP Watch is reporting that a group of pro-software patent lobbyists and big industry representatives are intent in proposing that there should be another attempt to pass a European directive allowing the patentability of software (pardon me, the patentability of computer implemented inventions). The group met in Prague for the Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF) conference, and it had a large number of representatives stating that a directive is vital for Europe's competitivity. Most of those interviewed claimed that they had learnt from the mistakes of the past and that they would lobby the European Parliament more efficiently.

Wonderful thing democracy. If you don't like the result, try and try again.

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