software patents

Por IC

Hero (557)

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30-09-2004, 00:21

How do you thing about this subject?

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Por flyguille

Prophet (3028)

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30-09-2004, 00:32

about MSX things i don't care about any law change...

Por flyguille

Prophet (3028)

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30-09-2004, 00:33

anyway, how can explain the exact effect / meaning / thought that will makes this change of law @ europe?

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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30-09-2004, 00:37

http://swpat.ffii.org/

for an example of the impact: http://webshop.ffii.org/

Please sign the petition and let your government know software patents will hurt innovation and the small businesses!

Por snout

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30-09-2004, 00:46

The thing I don't understand is how anyone with a bit of common sense can pass patents as vague as 'Selling things over a network using a server, client and payment processor, or using a client and a server'. Take an example like that back into the real world and suddenly all shops except for one firm would not be allowed to use a 'counter' anymore Wink

/me patents developing, documenting and using software for making day-to-day life more entertaining and informative.

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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30-09-2004, 13:04

Passing a patent means money for the patent office. The biggest proponents of 'software patents' are the patent offices!
The European Commission (not the European Parliament) seems to be quite vulnerable to corruption and mixed interests... You might remember the controversy about heavey new copyright laws that greatly limited consumer rights, which was led by the wife of the president of europe's largest entertainment company Vivendi.
Similarly, the group that advises the EC about software patents mostly consists of directors of patent offices.

The European Parliament should be given more power, they are the ones we elected, but right now the EC and Council of Ministers just stampedes right over them!