Intellectual Property

Privacy and IP Top Last Week’s Tech Policy Agenda in Brussels

The last week was a busy one for BSA in Brussels with several high profile events taking place on data protection and intellectual property. On Tuesday, my colleague Thomas Boue joined the dais, along with BSA members Symantec, Microsoft and Intel, for the inaugural European Data Protection and Privacy Conference held in the European Parliament. The event … Read More >>

Compliance and Enforcement

US-China JCCT Talks Represent an Inflection Point

After years of frustration with persistently high rates of software piracy in China, could it be that we are about to see actual improvement in legal software sales there? Having met recently with top officials in the US and Chinese governments, I am guardedly optimistic. One thing is abundantly clear: Both governments, at the very … Read More >>

Industry

Signs of Hope in the World’s Fastest-Growing Markets?

Around the world today, policy-makers are coming to understand the role intellectual property can play in invigorating economic growth and creating jobs. I have just returned from a series of meetings in India and China, and while I saw signs of progress on intellectual property issues in both places, I was also reminded first hand … Read More >>

Cloud Computing

In Federal IT Policy, It’s Now “Cloud First”

The federal government’s effort to close the IT gap between the public and private sectors will put cloud computing first, OMB Deputy Director for Management and Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients announced Friday. Zients, who revealed the broad outlines of a five-part Obama administration proposal to increase the efficiency of the federal government, said that … Read More >>