More EU Governments Upset Over Their Ministers' Vote On Patents
from the whoops dept
Yesterday, we noted that the Dutch Parliament had told their representative in the European Council to change his vote on the topic of software patents, after they realized what was really voted for, and how that minister gave them incorrect information (which he somehow blamed on a “word processing error”). Now, it appears that the governments of other EU nations are similarly troubled by the supposed votes from their ministers. Germany claims their minister voted against their wishes, while Poland claims their minister was never actually asked to vote on the final version of the offering. Some are now hoping that these questions will at least force the Council to reconsider the issue, which, on the whole would be a good thing.