First reports of a victory against software patents in the EU

Early reports are coming in that those fighting the introduction of software patents have won a significant victory this-evening. Its complicated, but basically the European Parliament committee (JURI) with responsibility for this Directive has voted to start again from scratch, rather than to press on with the current pro-patent text. This should give the EU sufficient time to consider the issue carefully, rather than rushing through a law that would have led to the introduction of software patents.If the EU can send a clear message against the patentability of software, then this should hopefully boost efforts in the United States to fight software patents there.Read more.

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