[ubuntu-uk] UK Patent Laws
ml at the-view.eclipse.co.uk
Wed Feb 28 22:23:30 GMT 2007
Don't believe you can patent an algorithm either.
On 28 Feb 2007, at 22:11, Benjamin Webb wrote:
> 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
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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