EU Software Patents Forced Through the European Commission

Groklaw is reporting that the European Commission has managed to force through the Software Patents Directive as an “uncontested” A item despite various countries attempts to contest it and European Parliament (the bit that people get to vote for) voting for it to be completely restarted.

If the European Parliament doesn’t throw it out then it will become law in 12 months and allow monopolists a new tool to stifle European innovation. 🙁