[Openstandaarden] Software patent bill thrown out

Stefan Goethals stefan at zipkid.com
Wed Jul 6 14:26:48 CEST 2005

Software patent bill thrown out

European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could
have led to software being patented.

The European Parliament voted 648 to 14 to reject the Computer
Implemented Inventions Directive.

The bill was reportedly rejected because, politicians said, it pleased
no-one in its current form.

Responding to the rejection the European Commission said it would not
draw up or submit any more versions of the original proposal.

>From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4655955.stm


Stefan Goethals.

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