June 23, 2011
AUCKLAND, 23 June 2011
New Zealand Pirate Party co-leader Bruce Kingsbury today condemned the suggestion that software patents may be required in New Zealand law.
The bill was reported back by the Select Committee on 30 March 2010, and the committee accepted the view of submitters that software development was an organic process, where new software invariably builds on prior software.
"There is no 'inventive step' in software development, as would be required for patenting," said Mr Kings...