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03/07/2005 Archived Entry: "EU software patents railroaded"
Bloody hell. In spite of the Legal Affairs Committee voting for a restart, in spite of being rejected by the European Parliament, in spite of Denmark (and others) requesting that it be treated as a "B" item (for additional debate), the EU Council has railroaded the odious software patent legislation through. Now it has to go to Parliament for a second reading, but as I understand it, it can no longer be amended...it's all or nothing, and this piece may be too small to kill the total package.
Put not your faith in governments. —brad