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Archived updates for Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Launches Campaign Against Software Patents in the EU

The campaign is managed by Florian Müller and is supported by three corporate partners: 1&1, Red Hat, and MySQL AB. "Software patents are used for anti-competitive purposes, stifle innovation, and would cost the entire economy and society dearly", Florian Müller said. "On the bottom line, they create more injustice than justice. There is only a small group of people in the patent system who would benefit from them, and some large American corporations have ulterior motives. The public interest must prevail because every European citizen, every European company and every European government would end up paying a high price for such a monumental mistake."

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