New Zealand bans software patents

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A major new patent bill, passed in a 117-4 vote by New Zealand’s Parliament after five years of debate, has banned software patents.

This is great news for Kiwis. I really hope that their results inspire the similar movements in the US, UK, and elsewhere.

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