NO Software Patents in Europe

10 days of web strike Vs 20 years of patent nightmare

We are protesting against software patents in Europe.

Most software will become illegal to use in Europe if this dangerous directive is adopted without proper amending. To see some examples of obvious "inventions" for which the E.U. Patent Office has already granted patents, click here.

The Commission and the Council of Ministers are covertly pushing for unlimited patentability of software, heavily lobbied by multinationals and patent lawyers. They are ignoring the democratically voted decision of the European Parliament from 24 september 2003, which has the support of more than 300.000 citizens, 2.000.000 SMEs, dozens of economists and scientists.

Join this online protest by changing your homepage until May 15.

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