German parliament moves to ban software patents

Posted by Ridcully on Jun 14, 2013 3:33 AM EDT
OSnews; By Thom Holwerda
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The German Parliament, the Bundestag, has introduced a joint motion against software patents. The resolution urges the German government to take steps to limit the granting of patents on computer programs. In the resolution, the Parliament says that patents on software restrict developers from exercising their copyright privileges, including the right to distribute their programs as Free Software. They promote the creation of monopolies in the software market, and hurt innovation and job creation.

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If Germany moves....... Ridcully 1 519 Jun 14, 2013 12:41 PM

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