[Fsfe-uk] EU swpat - Ag and Fish attempt 2

Sam Liddicott sam at liddicott.com
Tue Jan 25 16:36:13 UTC 2005

Ben Finney wrote:

>On 21-Jan-2005, Roger Leigh wrote:
>>What exactly does Agriculture and Fisheries have to do with software
>>patents?  Surely that council is responsible for agriculture and
>Precisely.  So pushing an addition to an existing bill, long after
>discussion for the bill closes and a day before the vote, they tag some
>patent law into it hoping that the council won't know enough to question
If I did this with a printer on a shopping trolly after I had been 
through the checkouts everyone would recognize it for what it is.

Somehow because it happens in a non-commercial setting those involved 
seem to think it is legitimate. It is theft of proper representation at 
least, surely?

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