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Re: [Australia-public-discuss] Write a letter to ACIP?

From: Jacob Stanley
Subject: Re: [Australia-public-discuss] Write a letter to ACIP?
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 00:23:00 +0800

Sounds like a good plan. I haven't been involved in putting together
anything like this
before, but I'll try to help out where possible.

I would say that pretty much all of the software developers I know
here in Perth had no
idea that swpats were up for review in Australia. Perhaps getting
names/signatures to
back the letter would be useful to our endeavour?

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Ciaran O'Riordan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> So, we missed ACIP's consultation on swpats.  Looking at the respondants,
> it's all patent lawyers and patent holders that work at universities.  The
> only software player is Microsoft, and patent are a substantial part of
> their business.
> The consultation's method was clearly flawed.  It failed to reach the
> relevent people - those who will be affected by a legislative change.
> How about we write ACIP a letter?  We could explain that we didn't hear of
> the consultation taking place and that we think the respondants that were
> reached are not representative of the software community.  We could then
> maker our case, show them all the studies, and ask them to consider this
> before they make their proposal.
> Comments?
> Background info:
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> Ciarán O'Riordan, +32 487 64 17 54,
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