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High noon for European software patent directive

Campaigners from both sides of the software patent debate have stepped up their efforts before the European Parliament votes on the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive on Wednesday.MEPs will vote on a number of amendments to the directive in a plenary session of the Parliament.

July 5, 2005 by

Europe's patent proposal pending

European Parliament says software patent proposal must be rewritten. Whether European Commission will listen is another matter. Photos: Patent protesters take to the streets European patent protesters: 'Innovation--yes!'

February 18, 2005 by

Patent restart request ratified

The European Parliament is unequivocal: the software patent directive needs to go back to the drawing board. But the jury is still out on whether the Commission will listen

February 17, 2005 by

Linux guru joins software patent celebrations

Alan Cox, one of the leading lights of the UK Linux scene, was among those celebrating on Thursday after the European Parliament demanded a total rethink of the software patent directive.On Wednesday the Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted 19 to one, with one abstention, in favour of a motion asking the European Commission to rewrite the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive.

February 3, 2005 by

OSIA questions coalition's stand on patent law

Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) has expressed its disappointment over the coalition's refusal to accept that patent law or the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States could be improved.On 27 August, OSIA sent a survey to a number of representatives of parties in the Australian Parliament to "establish the understanding of each of the parties with issues relating to open source and their overall support for open source".

October 7, 2004 by

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