Most recent full copy of Directive on patentability of computer implemented inventions
João Miguel Neves
joao at silvaneves.org
Thu Aug 14 00:47:48 UTC 2003
A Qui, 2003-08-14 às 01:31, Niall Douglas escreveu:
> It says they must for "inventions for all fields of technology" if I
> remember. Ok, you can argue that software isn't an invention, but
> you're on thin ground because software can be an industrial tool. And
> since any software program could be implemented purely in
> electronics, you're scuppered because if an electronic machine can be
> patented (it can), and you can implement some of it in software, ipso
> facto software must be patentable. Wasn't there some German court
> ruling on this?
I recommend Phillipe Aigrain's text on this:
He was the responsible for software in the IST program. As for the
german court ruling, there are other rulings that contradict it.
> Anyway, it's a null point. All the MEPs think it needs patenting. And
> they would sound incredulous if you tell them TRIPS doesn't mandate
Nice, wrong generalization. Some of the MEPs I've discussed this issue
are AGAINST software patents.
> > If you're talking to MEPs, please coordinate with europarl at ffii.org.
> > There are MEPs that are going to table ammendments that haven't been
> > presented yet, and it could be helpful to put the MEPs you're
> > contacting with others from the same political group.
> First time I've heard of that list. When did it arise?
According to my records, July 5. Each of the
addresses include the people who have been fighting this at the europarl
level. I'm in the europarl-pt list.
Contact with them. The situation is not as bleak as you think and any
help is greatly appreciated.
João Miguel Neves <joao at silvaneves.org>
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