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Europe, patents and the constitution

The fight against software patents in Europe is starting to get rather intense. While there’s still a good chance that they can be stopped, time is increasingly running out and something needs to done. John Naughton’s Observer column is a good starting point – from there, find out who your local MEPs are and fire off an email to them. There will be several for your region but they are all there to represent you, so you might want to email all of them. Yorkshire people can find theirs here.
While you’re doing that, have a read of this entry on Richard Corbett’s blog. Corbett is a Labour MEP based in Leeds, and here he debunks 10 common myths about the proposed European Constitution.

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