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Number 10 agrees software patents suck

W00t.

Apparently, as a response to this petition:

The Government remains committed to its policy that no patents should exist for inventions which make advances lying solely in the field of software. Although certain jurisdictions, such as the US, allow more liberal patenting of software-based inventions, these patents cannot be enforced in the UK.

Now we just need the rest of the world to follow suit, as just the UK won’t make much difference.

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