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[DotGNU]FFII EU Voters Guide Page

From: Seth Johnson
Subject: [DotGNU]FFII EU Voters Guide Page
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 03:07:44 -0700

(The following should be helpful for those who can encourage constituencies
in Europe to support information freedom candidates.  Others should find the
links an informative first step into the situation with software patents in
Europe.  -- Seth)

EU Voters Take Note:


The above page provides links that may help European Union citizens
determine which candidates are most supportive of information freedom.  It
provides analyses of the Parties in various Member States, and lets you see
how the Parties and individual MEPs voted on the Software Patent Directive
this past September.

In a world of ubiquitous computing, candidates who take an enlightened
position on software patents are most likely to understand the profound
extent to which unconscionable exclusive rights policies affect our lives
and the wellbeing of society.  It is not an overstatement to say that the
diverse, pervasive effects of policies that allow private parties to lay
claim to naked information and abstract knowledge, easily make those
policies among the most critical, central issues we face today.

For more information on software patents in Europe, start with these links:


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