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Software patents in Europe

So the European Parliament voted against software patents but the Council voted for software patents.

What’s next?

Well, elections are coming, next Sunday, so choose wisely if you care about this. Check this page to find out how the Portuguese MPs voted.

Next week, may the lobbying begin. In June, the Council must formally adopt the position, so you have a couple of days. You might need this: key arguments against software patents and MPs contacts.

If you prefer to phone them, check this out: MEP-Position-Lobbying-Guide or MEP Questionnaire Home (if you have more free time).

Anyway, don’t just stand there. If you write software for a living like I do, get of you butt, go vote on Sunday, and lobby next week.