Cybersecurity

Senate Bill Shines a Light on Global Cybercrime

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) this week made an important contribution to the unfolding cybersecurity debate in Congress when they introduced an updated version of their International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act (S. 1469), which aims to foster more effective coordination between the United States and foreign countries. As has been reported … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Scaling the Mount Everest of Trade Barriers to Create Jobs

It is a truism: To grow in the global economy, a country must trade. The Obama Administration and Congress clearly understand this. It’s why the President has set a goal of doubling US exports in five years — and why lawmakers are pressing hard to ensure that happens. Congress recently has been scrutinizing US trade … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Keeping Strong IPR at the Top of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agenda

Want to bring down the US trade deficit? One easy way is to reduce software piracy. At last count, the packaged-software industry was contributing a surplus of nearly $37 billion to the US balance of trade — and that was with one hand tied behind its back, because another $30 billion worth of sales are … Read More >>

Compliance and Enforcement

Software Issues Top the Agenda for US-China Trade

If there was any doubt about the relative importance of software issues in the economic relationship between the United States and China, it was dispelled in the ministerial sessions of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) that were held December 14–15 in Washington. The official statement and fact sheet that US negotiators issued … Read More >>