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Archived updates for Tuesday, January 18, 2005

More MEPs Challenge EU Software Directive Process

After a group of 61 MEPs from 13 countries and four political groups pressed last week for restrting the decision-making process on the EU Software directive, the IDG News Service reported on January 18, 2005 that "Forty-two MEPs from the Green/European Free Alliance group have asked that the legal process be restrated over concerns that the directive allows for the patenting of software."

"We need a new start for the software patents directive," Austrian Green MEP Eva Lichtenberger reportedly said. "The situation in Council is so confused that Parliament must again take the issue into its hands."
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