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Internet: Europe does not know

Internet: Europe does not know

European policy related to the development of the information society has lacked a reference model that allows it to advance with its own momentum. The EU has finally approved the controversial software patent.

The Ministers of Industry of the twenty-five countries of the European Union (EU) ratified yesterday the political agreement reached in 2004 on the software patent directive, defended by companies like Microsoft and rejected by the associations of users of free software.

Spain, the only country that voted against

Spain was the only country that voted against it, and Austria, Italy and Belgium abstained. Some countries (Holland and Portugal among them). It must be remembered that this decision is carried out after the European Parliament requested the withdrawal of the directive to agree on another text.

One more example of the lack of a policy characterized by its limitations and lack of vision.

  • Data protection and industrial property rights

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