Matthew C. Weigel
weigel+ at pitt.edu
Tue Aug 28 17:46:41 UTC 2001
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001 nights at nights.f9.co.uk wrote:
> >There is always an opinion - "should software methods be patentable,"
> >or "does the DMCA appropriately represent the well-accepted
> >cost/benefit analysis of copyright?"
> In Europe at least, software under patent is legal fact, not opinion.
> Software processes are not patentable except as a part of an overall
> non-software process - each case seperately considered.
See what I wrote above - "*should* software methods be patentable..."
In Europe, there's a legal decision, which has no bearing on individual
decisions. Just like everywhere else.
Even if you're not in the USA, you can have an opinion on the DMCA,
too. I don't think there's a law against that.
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