[A2k] campaign Power to the Parliament & No software Patents!
"Gérald Sédrati-Dinet (Gibus)"
gibus at april.org
Sat Dec 1 08:59:50 PST 2012
The European Parliament is about to vote for a regulation on the unitary
patent, during its plenary session, on December 11th, 2012.
The purported goal to have a single patent covering the whole Union may
be praiseworthy. But this regulation, up to its very title, is actually
very deceiving. Indeed, its content leaves the European Union (EU) aside
in many aspects, leading to a fragmented patent system, which will be
untamable by the democratic bodies of the EU. Instead the “patent
microcosm” will gain amazing powers, while its governance has been
highly criticised, specially with regard to its practice of granting
software patents, against the letter and the spirit of European patent law.
You can change this fate by calling Members of the European Parliament
(MEPs), urging them to table, before December 5th at noon, two
compromise amendments. By doing so, two basic messages can be carried:
POWER TO THE PARLIAMENT and NO SOFTWARE PATENTS!
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