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New Zealand to bar software patents, again

The Register - New legislation closes loophole, makes it plain Kiwis won't patent code.

The software patentability row in New Zealand, which broke out last August over the wording of new patent legislation, seems to have been settled with the release of new legislation by the government.

In a move that's been welcomed locally by the IT industry, the government has clarified the original intention of the legislation, that software alone should not be patentable.