February 3rd, 2005

Good news re: software patents in EU

Just a quick note: the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has voted to restart the procedure that was to extend patents to software. Instead of trying to get this passed surreptitiously during a fisheries meeting, the procedure will be restarted and (we can hope!) the voices of the people listened to. Everyone who worked hard to oppose the extremely flawed directive that was being proposed is now very optimistic!