Software Patents in Europe

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Software Patents in Europe

Postby MarkvD » 2004-04-06 14:51

For the last few years the European Patent Office (EPO) has, contrary to the letter and spirit of the existing law, granted more than 30000 patents on rules of organisation and calculation claimed in terms of general-purpose computing equipment, called "programs for computers" in the law of 1973 and "computer-implemented inventions" in EPO Newspeak since 2000.
Europe's patent movement is pressing to legitimate this practise by writing a new law. Although the patent movement has lost major battles in November 2000 and September 2003, Europe's programmers and citizens are still facing considerable risks. Here you find the basic documentation, starting from the latest news and a short overview.


Please take a minute to sign the patition here


This is very important. If you don't know why, please read this.
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Postby Rambo » 2004-04-06 16:24

I've already done it.
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Postby PL99 » 2004-04-07 06:09

This is very important I really hope everyone will sign the partition.

And when your on it, sign this too. It’s for the same course.
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Postby denise » 2004-04-07 09:16

OK done!
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Postby Swordmaster » 2004-04-08 09:34

Although I’m not from Europe myself, I really understand the impotents of the petition, So I signed it!
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Postby hugtux » 2004-04-08 12:11

Done
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Postby Brainflops » 2004-04-09 06:12

I already signed the pettion, and I urgently ask others to do so too.
If these mot***ers get there way, playing/working with computers could become completly different for us.
And I don't think it would be any better.

Please Sign!!! :!:
It's hip to be cool! right?
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Postby detox » 2004-06-09 12:17

I hope everybody sees the importance of it.

Signed it.
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Postby Guest » 2004-06-10 05:43

If you see what some companies patent these days. It's realy outragious.
Yesterday I read some wher that MS patented todo lists like in outlook and evolution. Is everybody going mad?

No need to say that I signed the partition !
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Postby lacek » 2004-06-10 08:14

Just about patents: MS patented the double-click... :->
Miserable...
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Postby Guest » 2004-06-10 09:39

And don't forget to vote GREEN...
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Postby me » 2004-06-12 13:43

Ok did it!
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