Software Patents kill Innovation

Join the web strike from April 5 -> April 14, 2004!

Join us in Brussels on April 14, 2004!

We are protesting attempts to legalise software patents in Europe.

For developers, investors and users alike, this directive would mean legal uncertainty: a patent minefield. With the current flood of trivial patents legalized, software innovation would become a dangerous enterprise in Europe.

The Council of Ministers is pushing for unlimited patentability of software, heavily lobbied by patent lawyers. Don't let them ignore the European Parliament's democratic decision of september 24 2003. The parliament's decision to limit software patentability has the support of more than 300.000 citizens, 2.000.000 SMEs and dozens of economists and scientists.

More info on software patents at FFII