British Computer Society and Software Patents
The British Computer Society is a large and prestigious union of people working in computer programming and related fields of theory and practise. A former president of BCS took strong positions against software patents at a hearing in London 1998. Recently, the Computer Society website has endorsed pro-patent fallacies and recommended hardline pro-patent campaign groups.
News & Chronology
2005-01-26 BCS recommends pro-patent campaigners
1998-00-00 BCS "immediate past president" Ron McQuaker points out patent lobby fallacies at London UKPO hearing (stands out as the only critic within this UKPO rallying event for the EU directive project and for deletion of Art 52 EPC).
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