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  Software Patents in the EU
Subject:   Patents and copyrights are abused
Date:   2005-03-08 22:27:42
From:   chodgkins4
The current systems for Patent and Copyright protection are completely broken in this country. Congress under pressure from industry have forgotten why these systems were designed to be granted for limited terms.

The fix is to grant fair terms, say 5 years for software patents and the life of the author for copyrights.