We are protesting against software patents in Europe.
Most software will become illegal to use in Europe if this dangerous directive is adopted without proper amending.
The Commission and the Council of Ministers are covertly pushing for unlimited patentability of software, heavily lobbied by multinationals and patent lawyers. They are ignoring the democratically voted decision of the European Parliament from 24 september 2003, which has the support of more than 300.000 citizens, 2.000.000 SMEs, dozens of economists and scientists.
How you can help:
- Inform yourself about software patents
- Sign the Petition for a Software Patent Free Europe
- Register as a supporter of the FFII
- Get active and
- Join the campaigns of the FFII (e.g. this online protest)