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Re: patents on Frets on Fire, Pydance, StepMania and such games

John Halton wrote:
> I haven't been able to find out whether there are any equivalent
> patents outside the US, so it may be this is a US-only (or perhaps
> Japan also) patent. What is Debian's policy as regards software that
> is encumbered by patents in one jurisdiction but not others?

There is a European patent EP1064974B1 and a Japanese application

You can locate family members by going to
entering one member's number (US6347998 in this case). Then
click on the result to get the details. On the right there's
the "Also published as". 


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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