Considering that there are basically 16 basic concepts that make up all software, patents for software should never be allowed. For the time being 3am will join in the 5 day protest speaking against patents for software in Europe. How do I mean 16 concepts? Many streaming techs have patents in US that should never have been allowed. Well, streaming music, movies or anything media isn’t any different than copying a file. Copying a file isn’t any different than moving a block of memory from one address to another. Another example is using “pipe” to route output. So just because it’s happening between two computers over “the internet” how is that different from afore mentioned examples.