On Wednesday, August 27th, there will be a last-minute demonstration
at the European Parliament in Brussels against the proposed directive
on software patents, organized by the FFII. As an additional (or
alternative) action, people and organizations are encouraged to
participate in an online demonstration that day, replacing the main
pages of their Web sites with text explaining the dangers of
introducing unlimited patentability in Europe.
The proposed directive would make it impossible to refuse patents on
algorithms and business methods such as a recently-uncovered EPO
patent granted to Amazon on ordering a gift for and automatically
delivering it to a third party, which is even broader than its
infamous 1-Click patent (which will also be patentable).
Please read the following pages for more information, and consider
participating in the protest: