BBC NEWS | Technology | Software patent bill thrown out:

Finally dead – it was crazy that the bill should have been so mangled and still managed to get as far as this: as the news story says it was loved by no-one at this point.

Hopefully, sane voices can now be heard as the per-country system as it stands now is far from ideal, but integration for the sake of big buisness interests is a very bad idea. Integration that helps the citizens is something to be proud of.