This is great news. I wish Japan would listen to Europe on this issue.Cory @ Boing BoingEuro software patents: dead again! w00t!:
Aymeric sez, "I was at the Brussels demo [against software patents] today and the result, it appears, was slightly positive." That's an understatement: the software patent issue is dead again in the European Parliament and has to be rebooted from start if the other side wants to get it through!The European Parliament has thrown out a bill that would have allowed software to be patented.Link
Politicians unanimously rejected the bill and now it must go through another round of consultation if it is to have a chance of becoming law.
During consultation the software patents bill could be substantially re-drafted or even scrapped.
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