Computerworld: The Thin End of the Software Patents Wedge
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 13 Feb 2008 00:29
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Hitherto, there was a pretty clear rule in the UK: you cannot patent computer programs "as such" - although those two weasel words had already weakened the idea of an absolute ban. That was still a huge barrier to stopping the insidious slide towards the US software patent madness that produces what are known as patent thickets: a tangle of mutually destructive patents that essentially stop anyone developing anything for fear of being sued.
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