[ubuntu-uk] Writing to MPs about software patents

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 22:52:07 GMT 2008

>  >  I was shocked to learn that software patents are being granted in this
>  >  country (high-court ruling recently on a specific matter) and in
>  >  Europe (EPOrg still grants them against the ruling of European
>  >  Parliament).

>  I would strongly urge anyone else thinking about writing to their MEPs
>  NOT to copy Chris's letter. Form letters are a very bad idea [2], they
>  get ignored by the recipients and most likely will be picked up by
>  writetothem.com too. The ORG have a short guide to writing letters [3]
>  to MEP/MPs as do many other places.
>  Lucy
>  [1] http://www.openrightsgroup.org/2008/02/21/fighting-copyright-term-extension-the-home-front/
>  [2] http://www.writetothem.com/about-qa#formletters
>  [3] http://www.openrightsgroup.org/orgwiki/index.php/Letter_writing

Hi Lucy,

Sorry - I didn't spot the part about form letters - but now you
mention it, it makes sense.


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