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Propaganda Regarding UPC Legislation Progresses Through Bristows (as Usual)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 11:38 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Can fake(d) enthusiasm do the trick?

Elvis Presley and UPC

Summary: Team UPC is trying to give the false impression that the UPC is coming (even though people who crafted the UPCA have already admitted that it’s doomed)

LAST MONTH the FFII wrote to the Bundesrat about why the UPC(A) is illegal and must not be allowed. Nobody wrote about the outcome of the Bundesrat’s agenda back then, but yesterday Bristows mentioned it, several weeks late. It’s composed by Gregory Bacon but it was bearing the name “Edward Nodder” and later “Andrew Bowler” (something odd going on; account sharing?); on the FFII it said:

There remains the risk of another challenge in the German constitutional court (BVerfG) preventing, or delaying, the German legislation coming into force. One potential challenger is the FFII (Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure), which published here on 17 September an open letter to the Bundesrat raising objections to ratification of the UPC Agreement, and also requesting it to send the Agreement back for renegotiation so that the CJEU could rule on software patents.

The part about software patents in Europe isn’t the most important one. There are many, countless issues associated with the UPC (other than this one aspect). The FFII’s President told us yesterday (when asked regarding the above) that “as we said, this “Preparatory Committee” does not have the power to reinterpret the treaty [...] only Member States within the Council of the EU have [...] yet another abuse of power, undemocratic at best…”

“…those who push for it are discrediting themselves.”At the end it’ll just be a major embarrassment to the German ministry of injustice, the Bundesrat, and the Bundestag. The UPC isn’t happening; those who push for it are discrediting themselves.

Elvis PresleySadly, we know whose pockets the media is in. Some people do point this out when they say: “Roy Schestowitz’s website, Techrights has been saying the UPC has been dead for years, and has been charting the behaviour of UPC supporters for a long period. It would be safe to say his opinion of the UPC (and the European Patent Office) is not uniformly positive. I don’t know enough to say whether his criticisms are well-founded (they appear to be to my inexpert eye), but he does give a different view on things. An El Reg journalist might like to use it as a contrast to some of the press releases issued by other interested parties.”

So far everything we’ve said about the UPC turned out to be correct; the opposite can be said about UPC proponents (profiteers).

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