My Observer rant on this subject is here. I’ve suggested that people find out who their MEPs are and email them on the issue. I’ve also provided a suggested draft text in the hope that it will make it easier for readers to lobby.
More: Bill Thompson, who has written persuasively about software patents before, suggests using Write to Them, a lovely web service created by Tom Steinberg. All you need is to enter your postcode and the names of your public representatives are revealed.