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  1. [News] McCreevy and Cronies Try to Choke Innovation in Europe

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    [More (i.e. poorer) patents = more lawsuits, less innovation]

    McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick
    down

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    | That the commissioner still feels he has to make this point seems to me to be
    | a further confirmation that the hoped for breakthrough under the French
    | presidency which people were talking about earlier this year is in real
    | danger of not taking place. And if it does not happen with France in charge
    | of the European Council, then the likelihood of it ever happening must be
    | pretty remote.
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    http://www.iam-magazine.com/blog/Det...3-8f1d8aa94507

    Protecting innovation in Europe

    http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleases...guiLanguage=de

    European Parliament of Enterprises: Businesses take over Parliament Hemicycle
    and vote

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    | Commenting on the general outcome of the event, EUROCHAMBRES President Pierre
    | Simon said: “The views of an individual business, especially a small or
    | medium-sized one, are easy to ignore, but these 750 plus entrepreneurs convey
    | the concerns of 23 million businesses across Europe, so their cumulative
    | impact is enormous. Policy makers, starting with the European Council
    | tomorrow, must take notice of their concerns and work with them closely in
    | finding solutions that will enable Europe to come out of recession and
    | compete globally.”
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    http://finchannel.com/index.php?opti...21815&Itemid=8

    Surely Shome Mishtake?

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    | Got that? After one of the worst economic crises in recent history, caused by
    | pyramids of non-existent wealth being constructed on totally fictitious
    | financial instruments, they now want to use "intellectual property"
    | as "collateral" in commerce - that is, more totally ficitious financial
    | istruments to create another pyramid of non-existent wealth.
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    http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/20...-mishtake.html

    Whose pockets are McCreevy and Sarko in?


    Related:

    Term Extension “will damage Commission’s reputation”, top legal advisers tell
    Barroso

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    | Today, the leading European centres for intellectual property research have
    | released a joint letter to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso,
    | enclosing an impact assessment detailing the far reaching and negative
    | effects of the proposal to extend the term of copyright in sound recordings.
    | [...] “This Copyright Extension Directive, proposed by Commissioner Mccreevy,
    | is likely to damage seriously the reputation of the Commission..."
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    http://www.openrightsgroup.org/2008/...-tell-barroso/


    [ffii] McCreevy wants to legalise Software Patents via a US-EU patent treaty

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    | Brussels, 13 May 2008 -- European Commissioner McCreevy is pushing for a
    | bilateral patent treaty with the United States. This Tuesday 13 May in
    | Brussels, White House and European representatives will try to adopt a
    | tight roadmap for the signature of a EU-US patent treaty by the end of
    | the year. Parts of the proposed treaty will contain provision on
    | software patents, and could legalise them on both sides of the Atlantic.
    |
    | "TEC talks are the current push for software patents. The US want to
    | eliminate the higher standards of the European Patent Convention. The
    | bilateral agenda is dictated by multinationals gathered in the
    | Transatlantic Economic Business Dialogue (TABD). When you have a look
    | who is in the Executive Board of the TABD, you find not a single
    | European SME in there", says Benjamin Henrion, a Brussels based patent
    | policy specialist.
    |
    | The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) which comprises EU and US high
    | level representatives put a substantive harmonisation of patent law on
    | its agenda. Substantive patent law covers what is patentable or not. The
    | attempt to impose the low US standards on Europe via the Substantive
    | Patent Law Treaty (SPLT) process utterly failed at the World
    | Intellectual Property Organisation. Also progress in the WIPO B+
    | subgroup (without development nations) could not be reached.
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    http://lwn.net/Articles/282000/
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  2. Re: [News] McCreevy and Cronies Try to Choke Innovation in Europe

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    > [More (i.e. poorer) patents = more lawsuits, less innovation]
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    > McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick
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    What a shyster. Once again from a pro patent ****wad "compromise" means
    the anti patent brigade giving in to the pro lobby.

    I really hope Europe does stay strong on this issue else all freedom to
    innovate in the pure software market will be gone. Open source could see
    some dire consequences too.

  3. Re: [News] McCreevy and Cronies Try to Choke Innovation in Europe

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    ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 21 October 2008 08:59 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    >> [More (i.e. poorer) patents = more lawsuits, less innovation]
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    >> McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick
    >> down

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    >
    > What a shyster. Once again from a pro patent ****wad "compromise" means
    > the anti patent brigade giving in to the pro lobby.
    >
    > I really hope Europe does stay strong on this issue else all freedom to
    > innovate in the pure software market will be gone. Open source could see
    > some dire consequences too.


    Maybe he's just being bamboozled. There's lots of legalised bribery where he
    is, but he's also surrounded by greedy people who are feeling terrified by
    Free software... or, well... competition. They want to buy fences on the
    cheap.

    Let's build science on a foundation of fences, shall we?

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  4. Re: [News] McCreevy and Cronies Try to Choke Innovation in Europe

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    > ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 21 October 2008 08:59 : \____
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    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    >>> [More (i.e. poorer) patents = more lawsuits, less innovation]
    >>>
    >>> McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick
    >>> down

    >>
    >> What a shyster. Once again from a pro patent ****wad "compromise" means
    >> the anti patent brigade giving in to the pro lobby.
    >>
    >> I really hope Europe does stay strong on this issue else all freedom to
    >> innovate in the pure software market will be gone. Open source could see
    >> some dire consequences too.

    >
    > Maybe he's just being bamboozled. There's lots of legalised bribery where he
    > is, but he's also surrounded by greedy people who are feeling terrified by
    > Free software... or, well... competition. They want to buy fences on the
    > cheap.
    >
    > Let's build science on a foundation of fences, shall we?



    The Irish are whores for the big US multinationals. Because of their
    lenient tax rates for US companies most big US software companies
    operate in Europe out of Ireland. Therefore the Irish position is to
    benefit these guys. Couple that with the recent trouble with the Irish
    "no-vote" and the Irish have to be seen to be doing something...
    anything... hence the renewed push for their US masters in the name of
    EU innovation.

  5. Re: [News] McCreevy and Cronies Try to Choke Innovation in Europe

    Roy Schestowitz writes:

    > ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 21 October 2008 08:59 : \____
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    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>> [More (i.e. poorer) patents = more lawsuits, less innovation]
    >>>
    >>> McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick
    >>> down

    >>
    >>
    >> What a shyster. Once again from a pro patent ****wad "compromise" means
    >> the anti patent brigade giving in to the pro lobby.
    >>
    >> I really hope Europe does stay strong on this issue else all freedom to
    >> innovate in the pure software market will be gone. Open source could see
    >> some dire consequences too.

    >
    > Maybe he's just being bamboozled. There's lots of legalised bribery where he
    > is, but he's also surrounded by greedy people who are feeling terrified by
    > Free software... or, well... competition. They want to buy fences on the
    > cheap.
    >
    > Let's build science on a foundation of fences, shall we?


    You never built anything in your life.

    All you do is criticise those that "do".


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