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Microsoft, the EPO, and the European Patent Mafia (Sisvel) Join Hands

http://boycottnovell.com

Familiar bedfellows come together for an event that celebrates intellectual monopoly (Innovation 2009)

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Donald Knuth: Mathematical Ideas, or Algorithms, Should Not Be Patented

http://www.groklaw.net

Donald Knuth, distinguished computer scientist, recipient of the Turing Award, creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, and author of The Art of Computer Programming, which some call the Bible of computer programming, has submitted a letter [PDF] to the European Patent Office for submission to the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal considering the question of software patents and whether th

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Knuth Tells Europe to Let Him “Innovate in Peace” (Without Software Patents)

http://arebentisch.wordpress.com

"PROFESSOR DONALD KNUTH IS nobody to sneeze at. He is considered one of the world’s masters or authorities in algorithms and his letter opposing software patents in the United States is rather famous. A short while ago Knuth was kind enough to worry for Europeans too.

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Red Hat Makes its Position Patent

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Six months ago I noted that the European Patent Office had embarked upon a fairly abstruse process:

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Software Patents Want to Enter Europe from the Back Door

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New signs that attempts are being made to legalise software patent without ever debating the subject

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EPO and the Swiss Department of Justice Want to Make Some Free Software a Crime

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Criminalisation of Free(dom) software still on Europe's agenda due to patent law and cybercrime debate

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FSFE submission to European Patent Office

http://fsfe.org

Our vision is for the European Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry become the most vibrant in the world - and the European Parliament shared this vision, when it made the necessary amendments to the directive on computer-implemented inventions during its first reading on 24 September 2003.

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Goodbye, Alison Brimelow (EPO President)

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After protests from her staff, the public, and following layoffs too Alison Brimelow essentially quits her job as head of the European Patent Office

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Free Software Foundation Europe submits amicus brief to EPO

http://fsfe.org

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) submitted its comments to the European Patent Office (EPO) on the patentability of software, responding to a request of the Enlarged Board of Appeal. In the brief, FSFE explains the harmful nature of software patents for innovation, competition and economy in general.

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Patents, Protests, Plebiscites, and Protecting your freedom

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta Wülfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...

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Farmers, Politicians, Free Software Fans Demonstrate Against Patents

http://www.ip-watch.org

"MUNICH - Farmers’ associations, environmental, aid and development organisations together with anti-patent activists of the free software movement met this week for one of the largest anti-patent rallies in Munich..."

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New Enclosures: What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

http://guorbatschow.com

"Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman spoke at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.“ -- ( FSF ) --

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European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents

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The Community patent, which the EPO almost endorses now, is a back door to software patents

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2008-2009 Petition to stop software patents in Europe

http://freeknowledge.eu

"We have signed the Stop Software Patents .eu petition to support their view on serious restrains current software patent legislations cause..."

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