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Posted Jan 28, 2003 17:21 UTC (Tue) by jdthood (subscriber, #4157)
Fourtou gives some very clear justification for hisamendments. There is TRIPS. There is the fact thatthe European Patent Office is already granting softwarepatents, and the mandate of the Commission is notto change existing practice but to codify it. Fourtouargues that European law already allows software tobe patented, and that it would be a bad idea to tryto draw a new distinction between software (to becomeunpatentable) and programmed devices (patentable),since that would mean that there could be software thatwas legal to sell but illegal to sell packaged with hardware to run it on.
I have more thinking to do about all of this. Thanksfor the link.
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