January 21st, 2005

Ramming software patents through the EU... again.

On December 21st, Polish undersecretary Wlodzimierz Marcinski courageously stood up to an undemocratic attempt to ram software patents through the EU by requesting they be taken off the list of "A-items" due to be quietly slipped through without debate by the EU Agricultural Council (!). Today, we're sadly surprised to find they're at it again: this time trying to slip the law through the Agriculture and Fishery meeting this Monday (January 24th). Click on the banner for more information from the FFII:

Something fishy going on at the fishery meeting?

Sign the FFII's open letter or otherwise show your support. We've tried software patents here. They're bad news. Let's keep Europe from making the same mistake.