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The European Parliament is facing the challenge of reaffirming the effective exclusion of software patentability for which it had voted on 24th September 2003, so as to be able to force the Council and Commission to conduct a discussion on substance. This page contains pointers to documents which may be worth consulting by members of the European Parliament when amending the Council's Uncommon Position.

Voting List



Article-by-article collated amendment text with discussion:

Baseline for amendments: Council text of 2004-03-07 (pdf)

News and Chronology

The letter and appendices distributed to MEP mail boxes on 2005-03-28

Reference numbers

Commission Proposal

Europarl First Reading

Council Uncommon Position




Official documents from the EP's first reading, Council and Commission

More information

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