[ubuntu-uk] UK Patent Laws

Benjamin Webb bjwebb67 at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 28 22:11:55 GMT 2007


I thought I'd point out
http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page11077.asp , the response to the
petition to stop software patents. Apparently software patents are
already illegal in the UK.

Does this mean that it is legal for us to install MP3 codecs
(including using automatix) or are these patented as algorthims rather
than just software.

Thanks, I'd like to know whether what I do is legal :)
Ben Webb



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