Subject: Fwd: EC: Software is not patentable
From: L Jean Camp <ljean@ljean.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 11:18:47 -0400


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> From: Paul Davey <ip@pdc.co.uk>
> Date: May 24, 2006 1:48:25 PM EDT
> To: dave@farber.net
> Subject: EC: Software is not patentable
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> For IP if you want it.
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> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/legal/0,39020651,39270929,00.htm
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> EC: Software is not patentable
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> By Ingrid Marson, ZDNet UK
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"The European Patent Office will be bound by proposed legislation that 
will exclude software from patentability, according to the EC, in a 
move that has startled opponents of software patents
	
Software patent campaigners were shocked on Wednesday by an apparent 
change in stance towards software patents by the European Commission. "