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Saturday August 31, 2013

New Zealand Bans Software Patents

After five years of debate and an almost unanimous vote for the ‘software is not an invention’ faction, New Zealand has enacted a ban on future software patents.

It's an open question whether other countries will take up New Zealand's example. An outright ban on software patents in the US seems unlikely given the large corporations—in tech and other sectors—that would oppose such a move.

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