Login | Register   
LinkedIn
Google+
Twitter
RSS Feed
Download our iPhone app
TODAY'S HEADLINES  |   ARTICLE ARCHIVE  |   FORUMS  |   TIP BANK
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX


advertisement
 

New Zealand Does Away with Software Patents

The country says it won't tolerate patent trolls.


advertisement

Recently, there has been much discussion about software patents and calls for reform to the system. Now, one country—New Zealand—has passed a bill that eliminates software patents altogether.

The country's Commerce Minister Craig Foss (yes, fans of free and open source software, that is his real name) said, "The patents system doesn’t work for software because it is almost impossible for genuine technology companies to create new software without breaching some of the hundreds of thousands of software patents that exist, often for very obvious work." He continued, "Today’s historic legislation will support our innovative technology industry, and sends a clear message to the rest of the world that New Zealand won’t tolerate the vexatious practice of 'patent trolls.'"

View article



   
Comment and Contribute

 

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Sitemap