Software patents are now illegal in New Zealand

"A computer program is not a patentable invention." 

The above statement is from a bill that just passed in New Zealand.

In a word, free software advocates have won a big battle in a small country, but the ramifications of the decision are encouraging and potentially helpful to the cause.

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/28/software-patents-are-now-illegal-in-new-zealand/