The Brüstle patent: can you help? One of our readers has emailed us to ask about the status in the Brüstle patent application in the European Patent Office (EPO), the patent being for a way to produce, from embryonic stem cells, specialised cells for treating neurological diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, starting with embryonic stem cells. Our reader writes:
Well, do you?
|But what of the converse proposition?|
"A key vote in the European Parliament is about determine whether internet users and companies can freely link to content and services of their choosing. In the worst case scenario, we could all become legally liable for every single thing we link to –- a move that would stifle free expression and kill some of our favorite online services [like the IPKat...]".
OpenMedia has been asking web platforms to help get the word out by embedding their widget on their sites. The widget points readers to the SaveTheLink.org website, where people can learn more about schemes that degrade the right to link. This Kat apologises for being a bit behind in getting this out.