New Zealand Melarang Paten Software

New Zealand Melarang Paten Software. :: terobosan luar biasa telah dilakukan oleh New Zealand – dengan berani mereka melarang paten software. 

Paten Software telah berkali-kali terbukti memberangus inovasi. Karena berbagai aspek software itu bersifat generik, sehingga kalau bisa dipatenkan, maka akan melumpuhkan inovasi-inovasi lainnya yang membutuhkan aspek tersebut sebagai pondasinya.

Dan ini belum bicara soal "patent trolls" – berbagai pihak yang mendaftarkan sebanyak mungkin paten yang ambigu, sehingga bisa dikenakan kepada siapa saja yang diinginkan = mendapat uang royalti.

Dikutip : 

Commerce Minister Craig #FOSS  welcomed the modernisation of patents law, saying it marked a "significant step towards driving innovation in New Zealand"

(yup, nama menterinya "FOSS") 😀

The nearly unanimous passage of the Bill was also greeted by Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) chief executive Paul Matthews, who congratulated Foss for listening to the IT industry and ensuring software patents were excluded.

Matthews said it was a breakthrough day "where old law met modern technology and came out on the side of New Zealand’s software innovators”.

“The patents system doesn’t work for software because it is almost impossible for genuine technology companies to create new software without breaching some of the hundreds of thousands of software patents that exist, often for very obvious work,” Matthews said.

“Today’s historic legislation will support our innovative technology industry, and sends a clear message to the rest of the world that New Zealand won’t tolerate the vexatious practice of ‘patent trolls’”.

New Zealand bans software patents | ZDNet
Passage of new patent law marks end of years of debate and lobbying.

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