What's good for some invariably tends to hurt others. Pity the terms of the directive aren't a compromise to all the parties, then everyone would be happy. TC.
'European lawmakers are preparing to vote on a directive which could protect companies' computerised inventions. The proposed law, the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive, has been a bone of contention since 2001.
Opponents say it would lead to the patenting of software, which is already protected by copyright. This would harm small firms and open source developers. Supporters say programs that make other technologies work need more protection...'