14 april 2004 demonstration against software patents

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Demo.ffii.org contains information about the online demonstration and the 14/04/2004 Brussels demonstration against software patents.

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In February 2002, the European Commission proposed a directive that would legalise software patents. However, the European Parliament decided in its Plenary Vote of 24th September 2003 to fix all the loopholes in this proposal and explicitly banned software patents.

Currently, the European Council of Ministers is discussing this directive. Their internal working party proposes to simply discard all clarifying amendments from the Parliament. They want to make everything patentable.

That is not an option Europe is willing to accept.

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Web pages for the demonstration in Brussels

Read more about software patents on swpat.ffii.org
Last updated: 11/08/2004