IP can make you famous

(via Steve Hedley’s news list). An interest in software patents and IP can make you famous. Florian Muller is the founder of Nosoftwarepatents.com, who successfully lobbied against the Software Patent Directive. Muller has been nominated in this year’s Europeans of the Year awards in the “Campaigner of the year” category alongside Bono and Sir Bob Geldof. Michel Rocard, the raporteur in the European Parliament that spearheaded the campaign within the legislative body is nominated for MEP of the year for “turning the software patent directive into a fascinating debate about the future of technological innovation“.

Next thing we know, famous cyberlaw professors will be portrayed on hit TV shows.

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