IAM: Let's keep the software patent debate on the straight and narrow
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 25 Feb 2009 12:01
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
That said the anti-software patent movement has not covered itself in glory in the past when it comes to the presentation of its arguments. The campaign it conducted against the CII (software) Directive in Europe was highly effective (helped in no small part to the inability of supporters of the directive to state their case in plain language), but frequently was not based on facts but instead focused on the kind assertions designed to appeal to a certain kind (ie, anti-American, anti-large corporation) of European politician. Likewise, last year after this blog pointed out highly misleading claims made by End Software Patents not once but several times, the organisation was forced to withdraw them.
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