Software Patents

This is a subject very close to my heart, I think software patents are a very bad idea, quite a lot of software industry people in the UK agree with me, and yet the government is all for it anyway.

Software is created from language, and I believe it should therefore have the same legal protection as other language artefacts like books and plays - ie. copyright. The only people who really stand to benefit from software patents are large companies and patent lawyers, and guess who're the people trying to push the changes through?

If I haven't convinced you, have a read through the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure campaign pages and then get in touch with your local MEP, MP, councillor or whoever and tell them what you think.