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+ - New Zealand Bans Software Patents->

Nerdfest writes: New Zealand has finally passed a new Patents Bill that will effectively outlaw software patents after five years of debate, delay and intense lobbying from multinational software vendors. Aptly-named Commerce Minister Craig Foss welcomed the modernisation of patents law, saying it marked a "significant step towards driving innovation in New Zealand". An IITP poll of members at the time showed 94% of those with a view were in favour of banning software patents.
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