Evo malo dobrih vesti za FSF zilote ;-)
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposed law to create a single way of patenting software across the European Union, a blow to big companies who had pushed hard for its adoption.
The so-called software patent directive, rejected by a 648-14 vote with 18 abstentions, would have given companies EU-wide patent protection for computerized inventions ranging from programs for complex CAT scanners to ABS car-brake systems. The protection would also have extended to computer programs when the software is used in the context of realizing inventions.
"Patents will continue to be handled by national patent offices ... as before, which means different interpretations as to what is patentable, without any judiciary control by the European Court of Justice," said EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, representing the EU head office at the vote.
Naravno - patenti koje krse ljudi iz, recimo, Mplayera i dalje ostaju validni ;-) Pitam se da li ce to da obznane kad skinu strane za bojkot ;-)