New Zealand government bans software patents
| by Anujeet Majumdar |
Software developers in New Zealand now have reason to rejoice. After nearly half a decade spent in argument, the New Zealand government has passed a new patent bill that will ban the enforcement of software patents in the country, according to GamePlanet.
New Zealand is not the only country to have placed a ban on software patents. In April 2005, the Indian parliament also squashed a clause to include software patents.
The New Zealand government has passed a new patent law (image credit: GettyImages)
Many local game developers have also shown their support for this new development. Mario Wynanads, Managing Director of PikPok, said, “The software patent ban in New Zealand is a great step towards the legal system and government in general supporting the software industry, and is a sign of recognition for how software innovation actually occurs.”
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