EU Scraps Patent Bill

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EU body scraps software-patent proposal
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BRUSSELS In a rare move, the European Parliament on Thursday demanded that a proposal for a Europewide law on software patents be scrapped and the debate started again.

"It is very important to go back to Square One with this directive," said Jerzy Buzek, a member of the European Parliament and the former prime minister of Poland. "It is very necessary to have this directive, but not in the shape proposed by the member states."

Only a temporary victory by the look of it, but a significant one nonetheless...

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It smells....

The way this was trying to be pushed through as part of the fishing bill was brilliantly caught by the poles - there are a lot of red faces on temporary Brussels residents - and some of those red faces might be representing you.

Excellent news

Excellent news

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