Draft Patents Bill

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Draft Patents Bill in New Zealand

Hi all –

I just received an email from the FFII folks in the UK (for those who are new here, that’s
the Free Software Foundation’s branch in the UK).
They were passing on a message from a “Terry from Otago” who mentioned that
there is a draft “Patents Bill” before Parliament – public submssions on it close on 11th March.
Not long …..
So, I sent off a submission opposing software patents –
The URL is –

http://www.med.govt.nz/buslt/int_prop/patentsreview/draftbill/index.html

You may be interested to learn that the bill (as it is drafted at present) doesn’t even *mention*
software. Hmmm ….
Anyway – thought this may be of interest to someone …..

– obsidian

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