[Diritto] Fw: Europarl Hearing on Software Patents [fwd]
Wed, 9 Apr 2003 10:03:19 +0200
Non so se questa ha già circolato ...
----- Forwarded message -----
> Dear Eurolinux Petition Supporter,
> Thank you for signing our
> Petition for a Software Patent Free Europe
> a while ago, and for allowing us to inform you about upcoming
> We now need your input again.
> The European Parliament is likely to ratify a Software Patent
> Directive, possibly with helpful amendments, in May or June. Detailed
> news are found at
> The Green and Liberal Fractions of the European Parliament are calling
> on representatives of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to speak at a
> hearing on May 8th about the Software Patent Directive Project.
> Please consider speaking at this hearing, if you can speak for a
> company. Companies from Eastern Europe (future member countries) are
> also (and even particularly) welcome. Contact us for details.
> You may also want to come to the event in Brussels on May 8th or
> other events, see
> Everybody at the European Parliament is speaking about small and
> medium enterprises (SMEs). Many lobbyists are there every day, asking
> for software patents on behalf of SMEs. But the SMEs themselves are
> not there.
> So if you go the the parliament directly as a person from a software
> company, you are likely to get some attention.
> You don't have time?
> Then ask yourself: will you have time for dealing with patent
> extortion and monopoly software later on?
> If that convinces you, here are a few things to do:
> (1) Endorse our Amendment Proposals by clicking
> or, if you are not new to our system, by logging in at
> and then navigating through "Signing Appeals".
> (2) Now you are logged into a system which makes it easy to
> select and contact Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)
> ==> My MEPs
> ==> I would rather select an MEP myself
> ==> [ selection criteria ]
> ==> [ 1 MEP ]
> (3) Directly phone your MEP, express your concern about the
> "Software Patent Directive Project", find out who in this MEP's
> office is studying the matter, how they think and whom they
> follow, and leave a note in the "My MEP" data form.
> (4) Write to the person with whom you just phoned.
> Keep it simple, but feel free to ask for our assistance in
> formulating. Also, feel free to use your national language.
> In any case, send us a copy.
> (5) Make a donation for our lobbying expenses. We are spending at
> least 30,000 EUR on top of a lot of unpaid voluntary work, and we
> will not be able to pay all our bills unless you come forward
> with donations.
> The bank account for a donation is
> Bank Code 70150000
> S.W.I.F.T.: SSKM DE MM
> Bank Address: DE 80335 München Lotstr 1
> Name of Bank: Stadtsparkasse München
> Account: 31112097
> Account Owner: FFII e.V.
> Keyword: europarl
> It would be great if you could get started with at least one of the
> above items right now.
> Yours sincerely
> Mit freundlichen Gruessen
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