Update: Trade Policy Forum Meeting in India

posted by in Global Markets, Intellectual Property October 21, 2016

Intellectual property protection is crucial for software innovation. It encourages research and development that creates jobs in the US and around the world. That is why BSA is so pleased that USTR prioritized trade secret and patent protection in its Trade Policy Forum (TPF) discussions with India this week. TPF is an important bilateral dialogue […]

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Privacy Shield Marks a Promising Step Forward – Not the End of the Road – on Privacy

posted by in Privacy July 14, 2016

When you think about how the internet operates, you probably think about “how many bars” you have and making sure your device has a charge strong enough to last the day. Perhaps you think about software and data. What you might not think about are obscure agreements on paper or Congress’s everlasting arguments on privacy. […]

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BSA Gives Back

posted by in Uncategorized June 20, 2016

On Friday, BSA kicked off our inaugural Global Day of Service – a day for the BSA team around the world to donate some time as a group to public service. It was gratifying on many levels, including seeing the great ideas and wonderful generosity of spirit from our global team. In DC, I joined […]

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The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

posted by in Industry June 15, 2016

Today, I’ll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation — laying the groundwork for advances that promise to make businesses more efficient, jobs more plentiful, opportunities more pervasive, and the economy even more prosperous. BSA | The Software Alliance has released […]

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World-Wide Welcome

posted by in Industry February 19, 2013

Immigration reform is now firmly on the national agenda. This is good news, because hidden in the immigration debate is an immediate and pressing challenge facing the country, and lawmakers should seize the opportunity now to confront it. To remain productive, innovative and competitive, the United States needs to educate and train tens of thousands […]

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Dear Supercommittee, Leverage IT for Deficit Reduction

posted by in Cloud Computing, Industry October 28, 2011

The closely watched deliberations of the so-called “supercommittee” on deficit reduction represent an inflection point, not just for congressional efforts to rein in federal deficits and begin paying down America’s public debt, but also for the growth prospects of the US economy. The supercommittee’s assignment is no easy task, to be sure, but it offers […]

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Seizing the Opportunity for US Leadership in the Cloud

posted by in Cloud Computing September 1, 2011

In today’s deeply divided Washington, there is now one thing that almost everyone agrees with: The federal government could save a great deal of money and boost its performance by adopting cloud computing solutions for many of its IT needs. Through a mixture of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, government technology can be scaled […]

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US-China Mutual Interest in IPR

posted by in Intellectual Property August 23, 2011

China’s lax protection of intellectual property rights cost IP-intensive companies in the United States nearly $50 billion in 2009, according to the International Trade Commission, and it may have cost the broader US economy more than twice that amount. But it often goes unmentioned that the pain actually goes both ways — hampering prospects for […]

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Software Issues Top the Agenda for US-China Trade

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement December 17, 2010

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 […]

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US-China JCCT Talks Represent an Inflection Point

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement December 6, 2010

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 […]

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