EU utsetter patent-avgjørelsen igjen
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> EU patent decision delayed
> Published: December 8, 2004, 6:49 AM PST
> By Ingrid Marson
> Special to CNET News.com
> The EU Council will postpone its decision to make software
> patentable--a possible sign of mounting political pressure against
> the decision.
> "The competitiveness council will not vote on this project before
> 2005," Belgian minister Marc Verwilghen told his parliament on
> Tuesday, according to a summary transcript of his speech.
> Verwilghen also told the parliament that there is a problem because
> the EU Council no longer has a qualified majority, according to a
> report by antipatent group Foundation for a Free Information
> Infrastructure (FFII).
> The lack of qualified majority has occurred due to a change in the
> voting weights of EU members, which means that the EU Council
> members that supported changes to the directive in May no longer
> have a majority vote.
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