NZ Parliament bans software patents

New Zealand has finally updated its outdated patent policy by making software ineligible for patents. The vote was an overwhelming 117-4. Looks like no more "swipe to unlock" and "pinch to zoom" non-sense here in NZ. This will hopefully encourage NZ based software companies to come up with great new stuff without fear of being sued by patent trolls.

Is this a step in the right direction?


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Pretty good decision. Nothing more to say.