Software Patents Bye-Bye

So, it seems that the European Parliament did the only correct thing today. They voted massively against the proposed directive "Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions Directive". 648 voted against, 14 for and there where 18 abstenstions. Now the European Commision has to restart the whole process, if they are going to do this at all.

More information: Aftenposten (Norwegian), Forbes (English), Webwereld (Dutch), Heise (German).

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Man I'm so happy right now.

Great to hear that this was not passed :)

Some things still go straight in politics. Wise choice!

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