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March 5, 2005
Resistance Is Not Futile
As Cory blogged @ BoingBoing yesterday, Denmark this week did a Poland, moving to force discussion of EU software patents on Monday from an A to a B-item. Groklaw writes:
When I woke up, the EU Commission was all set to push for the software patent directive as an A-item on Monday. Great, I thought. What does it take to kill this Computer Implemented Inventions Directive once and for all and make it stay dead?
Now, suddenly, I hear Denmark has voted to treat the software directive as a B-item only. ...It's not just a resolution. It's a binding decision to vote against the current proposal as an A-item (A is the rubber stamp variety), on Monday, and they will propose that it be handled as a B-item. That's a first. Others have voted against the directive, but to my knowledge this is the first country to call for it to be a B-item. In short, some are saying there may be a restart after all.
Phew. As Cory says, "What great Danes!"
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