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"Statement from Irish Industry Against Patents Restricting Software
Development And Use
We urge the representatives of Ireland in the European Parliament to
support the Buzek-Rocard compromise amendments to the
Computer-Implemented Inventions directive for the following reasons:
* We need to know that we, and our suppliers, will not be prohibited
patents, from developing the software we need for our businesses.
* we need to have certainty that we wholly own our work and can
distribute under the terms we choose.
This statement is not in opposition to patents on high-tech
only to patents on software functionality such as standards, user
interfaces, ways of representing data, and ways of using computers
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