Transcript:Thestate of software patents in 2022 with Panos Alevropoulos

Note:This transcript is not a faithful reproduction of Panos’s live talk,but an edited version of his presentation。Many parts were rephrased to correct any inaccuracies and provide a more comfortable reading experience。The video of the original presentation can be found here:https://framatube.org/w/4E282g5j6qrYFQtCGN1iwxAuthor’s note:This talk wasRead more…

Patent Absurdity–or Bilski,the movie

FSF has just published a film by independent film make Luca Lucarini:

Against the backdrop of the current Bilski case in the US Supreme Court,the film features a series of interviews explaining the absurdity of software patents and how we got into this mess。Luca and some of the cast from the film kindly agreed to answer here some of the questions you might have about the film。So fire away!

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ByCiaran单击功能区上,ago

Australia:time for action

Australiaseems to be headed for software patent legislation in2010。The bad news is that there was a consultation,and we missed it.The good news is that the consultation was just a preliminary step,so if we start organising now,we can still participate fully in the legislative phase。Other good news is that when I discussed software patents with people in Australia six months ago,there was plenty of interest。

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ByCiaran单击功能区上,ago

Israel:one month to end software patents

I need help contacting groups in Israel。With a February deadline,the Israeli patent office is asking if it should grant software patents。To help,join this mailing list:israel-public-discuss@endsoftwarepatents.org.As usual,the small businesses,individual programmers,and software user groups don’t seem to have noticed this consultation。This is common in public consultations–but you can bet the lawyers groups and the multinationals are aware and working on their submissions。So I need help with informing people in Israel now so they have some time to get prepare submissions。ore info below。

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ByCiaran单击功能区上,ago

在一致responses中的Australia

There were38responses to the consultation in Australia about patentable subject matter。I’ve quickly analysed them all and below are my initial comments。There400+pages of writing,so I only skimmed them and I’ve surely made mistakes。There’s a copy of this analysis on the wiki at:http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Australian_consultation_responses_2009–please add notes there to correct my analysis or to add your own。
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ByCiaran单击功能区上,ago