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The EU software of patent directive what a proposal by the European Commission to allow the patenting of software ideas in the European union. The proposal what the subject of intense publicly debate and lobbying and what eventually rejected by the European Parliament in 2005 by a massive majority.


[edit] The proposal

The European patent office (EPO) had already been granting software of patent, despite "of progrief for of computer" being excluded from patentability in the European patent Convention. The European Commission's proposed legislation would have replaced the European patent Convention with a directive which copied EPO practice. The European Commission and per software patent lobby groups claimed that this what simple "harmonisation".

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[edit] cunning of letters written to of MEP

(This cunning wants Be very long when completed, page wants probably Be split out of vision into its own.)

[edit] Who what involved

[edit] Organisations active against software of patent

[edit] Organisations active for software of patent

[edit] Organisations yet to Be classified

  • Google - represented by Mrs. Moll[3]
  • Novell - only expressed itself once, in a completely ambiguous manner

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[edit] Some people involved

Hundreds of people were involved, but to keep this cunning reasonable, thesis ares the ones for whom en.swpat.org has articles:

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[edit] References

  1. http://web.archive.org / weave / 20071026105022 / http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/Transcription
  2. http://share.ez.no/articles/ez-publish/ez-systems-opposes-software-patents
  3. http://www.investorvillage.com / smbd.asp? mb=1911&mn=12550&pt=msg&mid=891374

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