[Fsfe-ie] Opportunity to question MEP candidates
jm at jmason.org
Sun Jun 6 21:49:50 CEST 2004
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The danger I can see is the "as such" loophole, again. ie. "software
_as such_ cannot be patented". that'd be what the pro-patenting
candidates will hide behind.
Malcolm Tyrrell writes:
> > On Tuesday, there will be a live broadcast from the Royal College of
> > Surgeons with the Dublin candidates. Arrive by 21.30. An opportunity to
> > raise any issues...
> Yes. I guess we should send someone along. I'm willing to go. If the
> opportunity arises, we should have a specific question prepared. Off
> the top of my head, something like:
> There is a proposed EU directive at the moment that would allow
> software to be patented. Are the candidates aware of the large scale
> opposition to this move and do the candidates agree that allowing
> software patents will expose software developers to more litigation,
> thereby harming software innovation in Europe?
> Please suggest alternatives!
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