>[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.][link]
This is great news for Kiwis. I really hope that their results inspire the similar movements in the US, UK, and elsewhere.
[link]: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/in-historic-vote-new-zealand-bans-software-patents/ “In historic vote, New Zealand bans software patents | Ars Technica”