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The League for Programming Freedom is an organization that opposes software patents and user interface copyrights. The general aim of the League for Programming Freedom is to prevent monopolies on software development. Initially the League's only specific position was against interface copyright. But once the League began to operate, members called its attention to the problem of software patents. In December 1990, the League members voted to adopt a position opposing software patents.
The League's main activity was to publicize the danger of interface copyrights and software patents. The League carried out a second protest at Lotus Development Corporation in 1990, as well as dozens of speeches to inform the software community. Its position papers were printed in Dr. Dobbs' Journal and the Communications of the ACM. The League has testified at Patent Office hearings on software patents and filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of defendants in interface copyright and software patent cases.