[Fsfe-ie] Ms. Harney on Newstalk 106 tomorrow (Friday)

Ben North ben at redfrontdoor.org
Thu Apr 15 13:41:09 CEST 2004

Ian Clarke wrote:
> Generally, I think you might be using too many words.  How about:
> """
> [...]
> Does the Irish Presidency recognise the risks to innovation and
> competition in the software industry that software patents create, and
> if so, why discard the European Parliaments efforts to address these
> risks?
> """

Would it be worth bringing up the US FTC report, to try to make the point
that the harm done to innovation by software patents has actually been
observed, and is not just speculation on our part?

(FFII's summary is at http://www.ffii.org.uk/ftc/ftc.html and contains a
link to the full report.)


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