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Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Jan 8 14:38:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 03:04:37PM +0100, Reinhard Mueller wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 08.01.2008, 14:12 +0100 schrieb franz schaefer:
> > > The EC is the executive body of the European Union. They don't make the
> > > rules, they just execute them. It's the basic concept of separation of
> > > powers.
> > 
> > unfortunatly this is not really true. only the EC has the power to
> > draft new regulations.
> That is correct, the EC can propose directives for approval by the
> Parliament and the Council. Thank you for clarifying this imprecision.
> What the EC can't do is to create new ad-hoc rules on demand.
> What the EC should do is propose a directive that disallows software
> patents, which would really solve the software patent problem in Europe.
> What the EC can't do is invalidate some specific patents by declaring
> them invalid, what it can't do either is invalidate some specific
> patents by simply ignoring them.

Yes it can, since they are not valid.


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