I have just emailed all eight of London’s MEPs (Members of the European Parliament). I tried to keep it snappy. I’d encourage anyone else reading this in the EU to act similarly. (Find your MEPs here)
As one of your constituents, I write to urge you to vote against any and all efforts by the European Commission to make it possible to patent computer software.
I do so primarily because the idea is extremely dangerous and will, over time, seriously damage the ability of European people to collaborate to create great things together.
I do so secondarily as I think it is vital that MEPs challenge the tactics of the commission in trying to introduce this idea.
This article in by John Naughton in The Observer puts the case more eloquently than I, and I urge you to read it
Thanks to Neil Turner for spurring me to act.