NZ gets a software patent ban?

You can read the full article here.

http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g521e892a93660/NZ-software-patent-ban-a-great-step-says-Kiwi-game-developer/?utm_source=lsv&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Subscriber%23151399&utm_campaign=GPNZ%20Newsletter%202013-08-29

It seems New Zealand is getting a software patent ban because "it is almost impossible for genuine technology companies to create new software without breaching some of the hundreds of thousands of software patents that exist"

How do you think other countries are going to respond to this?

I'm actually really excited for this! :D