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Re: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?

On Monday 27 December 2004 14:58, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> You deleted the part about the patent on a transmission system
> >> involving compression.  The relevant European patents are EP 0400755,
> >> EP 0402973, EP 0599824 and EP 0660540.
> >
> > as current EU legislation explicitly forbids software-patents[1] none
> > of those are currently legal.
> Quite a few European companies which have licensed those patents seem
> to disagree.
> > [1] In article 52 of the European Patent Convention of 1973 it is
> > stated that mathematical methods, intellectual methods, business
> > methods, computer programs, presentation of information etc are not
> > inventions in the sense of patent law
> Unfortunately, Article 52 doesn't state that these things cannot
> infringe any patent claims, which is the more important thing for us.

You lost me there: 
how can something that's explicitly excluded from being covered by patents 
possibly infringe a patent?
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
1. Encrypted mail preferred (GPG KeyID: 0x86624ABB)
2. Plain-text mail recommended since I move html and double
    format mails to a low priority folder (they're mainly spam)

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