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David GLAUDE dglaudemailing at gmx.net
Wed Aug 20 03:04:41 CEST 2003

David GLAUDE wrote:

> Here is where it start: http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/BigDemo27aug

Here is where you can help ;-)


Feel free to personalise the message to your audiance.



Subject: Protest against Software Patent Wednesday 27 August, Brussels

On Wednesday, August 27, a protest demonstration[1] against the european 
software patent directive proposal is scheduled in Brussels in front of 
the European Parliament on the Luxemburg Place(Place du Luxembourg).

While some people claim it's not about legalizing patents on software, 
anaysis shows that it aims to unlimited US style patentability which 
includes business method patents and forces  all member states to makes 
even open publication on the interent a patent infringement.

The demonstration starts at 12am at theLuxemburg Place(Place du 
Luxembourg) and a small Conference inside the parliament is planned for 2pm.

It is organised by belgian activists and supported[2] by Eurolinux and 
FFII and it will be the last opportunity for to show the high public 
interest in this issue to politicans.

It is obvious that the 160.000 signers of the Eurolinux petition[3] will 
not be able to be present, but we hope for a strong belgian presence.

If you are really not able to come and you are a webmaster, software 
project leader or have a personal homepage, please join the internet 
demonstration[4] by putting a patent warning on the front entry of your 
web site.

[1] http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/BigDemo27aug
[2] http://swpat.ffii.org/news/03/demo0819/index.en.html
[3] Link to Eurolinux petition
[4] http://swpat.ffii.org/group/demo/index.en.html


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