03.13.17

Gemini version available ♊︎

How Big a Lie is Team UPC Spreading About Germany and Unitary Patent? A Must Read.

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 8:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Even Saddam Hussein will soon ratify the UPC!

Colin Powell

Summary: For lobbying purposes, Team UPC frames a very small bunch of people who gathered in the small hours of the morning as “Bundestag” (and “green light”), in order to make it appear as though the UPC is coming to Germany very soon

LAST night we wrote about why Germany cannot ratify the UPC. There was far too much noise about it from Team UPC (wolves who guard sheep), and perhaps soon the pathological liars who control the EPO‘s news [sic] section.

“So the turnout rate was 5.5% (19 out of 20 MPs were not present) and we can imagine what kind of politicians would turn up at 2am to vote on something like that.”Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna recently wrote about the UPC lobbying and said that the UPC’s “entry into force is not at all secured,” contrary to what Team UPC keeps saying. Team UPC just uses some truly malicious lobbying tactics. There is nothing they won’t do to manufacture a pile of lies, akin to these “Weapons of Mass Destruction” lies that proved to be very costly. They want war. They want patent wars all across Europe. They would profit from it at the expense of all ordinary Europeans, not just producers but also customers who would bear the ‘downstream’ costs of litigation, patents royalties, monopolies through injunctions (no competitive pricing) and so on.

For us, it’s relatively hard to check the facts on Team UPC’s claims regarding Spain (fake UPC news there, as even Spaniards confirmed to us after we had posted an article about it). The same goes for Germany, unless one examines long videos and understands German. The UPC vote in Germany, as it turns out, was somewhat of a farce. A reader pointed out to us this morning that regarding “the German Parliament voting unanimously in favor of the UPC, please consider most recent update here.” (Stjerna’s site).

“Why is the Bundestag even open at such ridiculous hours?”“What the [UPC] proponents’ tweets do not tell you,” the reader emphasised, is this: “The vote took place at 1:30 a.m., with only 35 of 630 MPs participating.”

This in incredible. So the turnout rate was 5.5% (19 out of 20 MPs were not present) and we can imagine what kind of politicians would turn up at 2am to vote on something like that. Smells almost like a deliberate plot if not some kind of collusion, not a legitimate vote. Why is the Bundestag even open at such ridiculous hours?

Here is what Stjerna wrote:

On 09/03/2017, the German Parliament adopted the draft legislation on the ratification of the UPCA and accompanying legislation without a debate (cf. the protocol, p. 22262 A, German language). Both drafts were adopted with the approval of all attending Members of Parliament. The vote had been shifted from the originally envisaged time of 8:15 a.m. to 4:40 a.m., finally taking place at 1:31 a.m., attending were apparently only 35 of 630 Members of Parliament (cf. the Parliament TV recording here, German language).

Prior to this, on 08/03/2017 the Committee for Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection had unanimously recommended to adopt the drafts in unchanged form, shared by the unanimous approval of both the Committee on Affairs of the European Union and the Committee on Education, Research and Technological Impact Assessment (cf. the recommendation in Parliament printed matter 18/11451, German language).

Currently, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Federal Council will discuss both drafts on Wednesday, 15/03/2017 (cf. items 5 and 6 on the agenda (date: 09/03/2017), German language). The vote by the Federal Council, which will complete the Parliamentary procedure, may be held in one of the two next sessions on 31/03/2017 or 12/05/2017.

As regards the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the UPC, the Federal Council acknowledged the government’s draft legislation without objections in its session on 10/03/2017 (cf. Federal Council printed matter 81/17 [decision], German language)

The very fact that sites like Bristows repeatedly wrote about it (even on a Saturday!) without pointing out the turnout rate of 5.5% and the time of the day reinforces our view that Bristows are a bunch of liars (we single them out because they wrote the most to that effect). If they repeat the lie often enough, as the saying goes, for some people the lie will become a truism. Look back at previous posts such as these:

Be extremely careful reading anything from Team UPC. Better yet, read nothing from them at all. Truth is casualty of their infinite greed and Hubris/arrogance. What kind of job is this and how do they go to work each day, knowing that what they do is lie to society, mislead politicians, and trample on technical people in their country? For shame.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. Do Not Assume Pensions Are Safe, Especially When Managed by Mr. EPOTIF Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos

    With the "hoax" that is the financial assessment by António Campinos (who is deliriously celebrating the inauguration of illegal and unconstitutional kangaroo courts) we urge EPO workers to check carefully the integrity of their pensions, seeing that pension promises have been broken for years already



  2. Links 04/06/2023: Why Flatpak and Wealth of Devices With GNU/Linux

    Links for the day



  3. Gemini Links 04/06/2023: Rosy Crow 1.1.3 and NearlyFreeSpeech.NET

    Links for the day



  4. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, June 03, 2023

    IRC logs for Saturday, June 03, 2023



  5. Links 04/06/2023: Azure Outage Again (So Many!) and Tiananmen Massacre Censored

    Links for the day



  6. Links 03/06/2023: Qubes OS 4.2.0 RC1 and elementaryOS Updates for May

    Links for the day



  7. Gemini Links 03/06/2023: Hidden Communities and Exam Prep is Not Education

    Links for the day



  8. Links 03/06/2023: IBM Betraying LibreOffice Some More (After Laying off LibreOffice Developers)

    Links for the day



  9. Gemini Links 03/06/2023: Bubble Woes and Zond Updates

    Links for the day



  10. Links 03/06/2023: Apache NetBeans 18 and ArcaOS 5.0.8

    Links for the day



  11. IRC Proceedings: Friday, June 02, 2023

    IRC logs for Friday, June 02, 2023



  12. The Developing World Abandons Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux at All-Time Highs on Desktops/Laptops

    Microsoft, with 80 billion dollars in longterm debt and endless layoffs, is losing the monopolies; the media doesn’t mention this, but some publicly-accessible data helps demonstrate that



  13. Links 02/06/2023: Elive ‘Retrowave’ Stable and Microsoft's Half a Billion Dollar Fine for LinkeIn Surveillance in Europe

    Links for the day



  14. Linux Foundation 'Research' Has a New Report and Of Course It Uses Only Proprietary Software

    The Linux Foundation has a new report, promoted by Clickfraud Spamnil and others; of course they’re rejecting Free software, they’re just riding the “Linux” brand and speak of “Open Source” (which they reject themselves)



  15. Links 02/06/2023: Arti 1.1.5 and SQL:2023

    Links for the day



  16. Gemini Links 02/06/2023: Vimwiki Revisited, SGGS Revisited

    Links for the day



  17. Geminispace/GemText/Gemini Protocol Turn 4 on June 20th

    Gemini is turning 4 this month (on the 20th, according to the founder) and I thought I’d do a spontaneous video about how I use Gemini, why it's so good, and why it’s still growing (Stéphane Bortzmeyer fixed the broken cron job — or equivalent of it — a day or two after I had mentioned the issue)



  18. HMRC Does Not Care About Tax Fraud Committed by UK Government Contractor, Sirius 'Open Source'

    The tax crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ were reported to HMRC two weeks ago; HMRC did not bother getting back to the reporters (victims of the crime) and it’s worth noting that the reporters worked on UK government systems for many years, so maybe there’s a hidden incentive to bury this under the rug



  19. Our IRC at 15th Anniversary

    So our IRC community turns 15 today (sort of) and I’ve decided to do a video reflecting on the fact that some of the same people are still there after 15 years



  20. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 01, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, June 01, 2023



  21. Links 02/06/2023: NixOS 23.05 and Rust 1.70.0

    Links for the day



  22. Gemini Links 02/06/2023: Flying High With Gemini and Gogios Released

    Links for the day



  23. Links 01/06/2023: KStars 3.6.5 and VEGA ET1031 RISC-V Microprocessor in Use

    Links for the day



  24. Gemini Links 01/06/2023: Scam Call and Flying High With Gemini

    Links for the day



  25. Links 01/06/2023: Spleen 2.0.0 Released and Team UPC Celebrates Its Own Corruption

    Links for the day



  26. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 31, 2023



  27. Tux Machines Closing the Door on Twitter Because Twitter is Dead (for a Lot of People)

    Tux Machines recently joined millions of others who had already quit Twitter, including passive posting (fully or partly automated)



  28. Links 31/05/2023: Inkscape’s 1.3 Plans and New ARM Cortex-A55-Based Linux Chip

    Links for the day



  29. Gemini Links 31/05/2023: Personality of Software Engineers

    Links for the day



  30. Links 31/05/2023: Armbian 23.05 Release and Illegal UPC

    Links for the day


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts