Practical reasons on why software should not be patented nor copyrighted
The enforceability of software patents.
Infringements are hard to prove.
Patentability of software in general: it is difficult to patent software.
Software patents hinder innovation in software.
Software patents are not critically relevant for its business model.
Image of software patents in the market.
Code's innovativeness is too low for software patents.
Discloses know-how contained in the code.
Software patents give too little protection.
Enforcing software patents and copyrights is expensive.
The granting process for software patents is long.
Knowledge in the patent application process is lacking.