[A2k] no software patents in New Zealand

"Gérald Sédrati-Dinet (Gibus)" gibus at april.org
Wed Aug 28 08:12:20 PDT 2013


Dear Susan and all,

I've read today some press statements
(http://www.zdnet.com/new-zealand-bans-software-patents-7000019955/)
that NZ has finally banned software patents.

Reading the patent bill
<http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2008/0235/latest/whole.html#DLM1419230>,
computer programs are simply excluded from patentability, without any
loopholes as the famous "as such" clause.

So this is really big news!

Can you confirm that the bill has been adopted with the text linked above?

-- 
Gérald Sédrati-Dinet
http://pascontent.sedrati-dinet.net     http://www.april.org
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