[Fsfe-ie] UK gov intervenes to support software patents

Niall Douglas s_fsfeurope2 at nedprod.com
Fri Sep 19 20:55:46 CEST 2003

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On 19 Sep 2003 at 14:41, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:

Firstly, agreed on all the previous points.

> Is there a "Pro Vs. Anti" MEP table somewhere?
>   No.  FFII have a lot of this info but for tactical reasons
> they haven't publicised it anywhere.  Most Irish MEPs have
> responded to various people but we were not organised during
> the initial lobbying rounds so Irish "Pro Vs. Anti" is not
> collected anywhere.  I'd like to see a table drawn up.  I
> believe Niall Douglas and Malcolm Tyrrell have gotten the
> most correspondence.  Can someone offer to coordinate the
> coordination of this data?

Alex Macfie from FFII has collated this information AFAIK.

>   The beef.  I want to work on another joint letter.  The
> focus being on the text of the directive.  *Exactly* what
> we don't like and *exactly* what would make us happy.  We
> have to counter the FUD flying around the EP.

Seeing as I seem to be too radical in my arguments for anyone to 
understand me, I'd like to offer more help this time. Though you must 
not let me have too much of my way, because then no one would 
understand the letter again! :)

Can I just add that MEP Brian Crowley said that your letter had had 
an enormous effect right across the parties (he specifically singled 
it out). He suggested another one would be a good idea.


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