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The links page in Dutch: LinksSwpatNl has many links to English language documents as well.
English (or translated) Vrijschrift texts
Council Vote Reversal Howto Possibilities to change a political agreement vote.
Letter to COSAC, december 16th 2004 The EU Presidency denies the new members the rights the Protocol on the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union grants them, the CII Directive Common Position will be illegal.
The Digital Era needs a Paradise Law In 1256, Bologna adopted the Paradise Law, it abolished slavery. It was the first city in the world to do this. The world needs another Paradise Law now, software patents need to be abolished. And there is no better place to talk about this, than Bologna. Ante Wessels' Bologna speech.
Non Vrijschrift texts
Study by PricewaterhouseCoopers with critical remarks on softwarepatents
"Answers to Parliamentary Questions, september 13th 2004":KamervrAnt040913EN
Treaties EN page 375: Protocol on the role of the national parliaments in the EU.
FFII it-parl mailing list join the Italian lobby
FFII Brussels mailing list Join the Brussels' lobby (European Parliament)
To Promote innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy. Technical report, Federal Trade Commission, October 2003
National Research Council. The Digital Dillemma: Intellectual Property in the In-formation age. 2000
Deutsche Bank: Innovation in Germany - Windows of opportunity Softwarepatenten zijn slecht voor de innovatie, oproep aan de Duitse regering zich er tegen te keren.
Overview studies: Studies EN
It's available in german and english, pdf or sxd. The original format is A0 (84x118cm) but you can easily reformat it, using openoffice and the sxd file.
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Rapport van PriceWaterhouseCoopers with critical remarks on softwarepatents
Patent Apocalypse "If every patent were 'exercised' it is hard to see how anyone would be able to write or sell any software at all" And: "We ardently hope that the US Patent Office hasn't fallen foul of one of the very patents that it, itself, has registered."