European Groups Renew Software Patent Debate

Three political groups in the European Parliament have warned that software patents are re-emerging. Last year, the Parliament derailed a proposed directive that, critics argued, would have legitimized software patents in Europe. Now the PES, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL parliamentary groups warned that a measure facing a parliamentary vote on Oct. 11 or 12 could take up where the failed software patent directive left off.

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