Harrison Endorses Software Exclusion from Patent Reforms, Opposes NZOSS’s Move

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Harrison Endorses Software Exclusion from Patent Reforms, Opposes NZOSS’s Move

New Zealand Open Source Society is seeking powerful interests for pressurizing the government to turn around its plans of excluding software from patent protection reforms in the country.

Posting his views on NZOSS website, yesterday, Vice President Peter Harrison appreciated the Commerce Select Committee's advice of exclusion of software from patent protection, thereby countering the views of the critics.

"In all honesty it was very unexpected that we would be able to change the direction of this legislation. That we have put forward a argument that was sufficiently compelling means our hard work over the last several years has indeed born fruit", he quoted.

He further said that the Government officials are experienced enough to decide on the issue. Thus, Government shall approve the committee's suggestions

He mentioned that the decision is likely to upset some of the powerful interests and they will utilize their powers in pursuing the Government for reversing its decision.

He pointed out the criticism made by Ken Moon of intellectual property specialist AJ Park, arguing that the requirements for resourcefulness in the functionality of patent law are the same as for any other innovation.

Harrison also shared that a number of members developing proprietary software have been endorsing the exclusion and agreed that patents can prove to be harmful for all software development houses.


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