Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 11:43 UTC
Legal "The German Parliament, the Bundestag, has introduced a joint motion against software patents. The resolution urges the German government to take steps to limit the granting of patents on computer programs. In the resolution, the Parliament says that patents on software restrict developers from exercising their copyright privileges, including the right to distribute their programs as Free Software. They promote the creation of monopolies in the software market, and hurt innovation and job creation." After New Zealand, we now have one of the most powerful economies in the world moving to ban software patents for all the reasons smart people have been outlining for years. also: "The government should also push to ensure that software is covered by copyright alone, and that patent offices (including the European Patent Office) stop granting patents on software." Germany is not a country the EU can ignore. Very good news, this.
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by ivsky on Thu 13th Jun 2013 13:04 UTC
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Good to remove patents.
- For what - !?! - they stop small ones
- For single Genius - without money

Good to keep patents - get some money from BIG corp.
- for taxes when trade patents
- for keeping them safe for 50 years ;)

The True is between, for the BIG one let patents stay.

Business will stay for scientist - who will pay for researches??? If patents disappear.

For Small one like us, let's disappear.

Small companies - no need licenses they even can't
imagine what license have they broke in.

So patent bureaus will choose:
- you are small do what you want.
- You are using patent widely but do nothing to repay to people who do all the job - RESEARCHES.

It's not easy decide - Capital will collapse without Property!

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