On Fri 10 Jun 2005 17:17, Siobhan Carty wrote:
> I'm sorry to bother you but I'm just wondering if you got a chance to have
> a look at that submission?
>> I'm under the impression that Dermott needs it urgently. Appreciate your
> very busy so perhaps if you don't have a chance, you could let me know
> (obviously I don't expect anything before the weekend!).
I was asked by the Consumer Association of Ireland (CAI)
for a view on the software patent issue.
I wonder if anyone has a few lines on this issue
(presumably from a politically correct point of view!)
which I could send ?
If so, I'd be very grateful to receive them -
or send them directly to Siobhan Carty <siobhan.carty at consumerassociation.ie>
if you prefer.
This was the original request:
> On Thu 09 Jun 2005 10:04, Siobhan Carty wrote:
> > This is Siobhán here from The Consumers' Association. I think I've been
> > in touch with you about articles before.
> > I'm just working on a piece of legislation that is due to be debated
> > in the European Parliament this month.
> > Dermott has asked me to come up with a view on it
> > and I'm just wondering if you had any take on it -
> > I understand that you have come out against patents on software.
> > The directive in question concerns the patentability of
> > computer-implemented inventions (2002/47 COD). It is currently before the
> > EP after much wrangling between them and the Commission.
> > I'd appreciate any info. or take you may have on this matter. I'm working
> > through it at the moment but I'm certainly not a computer expert!
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