Democracy 1 - Commission/Council/EPO/BSA/Patent Lobby 0
Great day for the European Democracy today: the software patents directive
proposed by the European Commission, backed by the European Council,
initiated by the European Patents Office and BSA, and supported by a horde
of corporate lobbyists has been rejected.
The directive was rejected by a majority of 648 votes against 14, something
unprecedented in the EU history.
For more information about the news, read:
- Michel Rocard
discourse just before the vote (in french and english), also available
press release about the vote
Category: Product & Development