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New Zealand and Europe Should Both Actively Fight Against Software Patents

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http://techrights.org – Summary: The lobby for software patents is very much alive in New Zealand and Europe WHEN it comes to software patents, the situation in Europe is similar to the problems encountered in New Zealand (“embedded” trick which is back to the headlines), caused in part by lobby/front group NZICT. It lobbies for the interests which are opposite to New Zealand's by trying to encourage acceptance of software monopolies, mostly those from the United States. This lobby group is preparing a webinar, sponsored by the likes of Microsoft and IBM (which sponsor NZICT). To quote: NZICT is geari (General)