[Fsfe-ie] BSA are spamming patent holders

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Fri Jun 17 23:49:21 CEST 2005

I received this via an anonymous contributor --
http://taint.org/2005/06/17/224050a.html :

'I just received this letter and these pre-addressed postcards in the post
this morning. I was surprised when I saw the envelope, because I'd never
received anything from the BSA before. It turned out that they had
extracted my name and address from the European Patents database, because
I registered a software patent once. So a lot of these letters have been
probably been sent out.

According to the letter, from Francisco Mingorance, the draft directive is
being turned around to 'rob small businesses of their intellectual
property assets'. '

more on the site, including images of the postcards.  please forward
anywhere you think appropriate... clearly this "push" needs to be


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