Advocacy

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    Opportunities, Challenges and a Roadmap for Driving Long-Term Growth

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Patent Principles

    Spurring Innovation, Curbing Abuse

    BSA microsite provides news and analysis on the patent reform debate: www.patentprinciples.org.

  • Cloud Computing Scorecard

    The first-ever report to track year-over-year change in the international policy landscape for cloud computing shows that cloud readiness is improving, if unevenly.

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  • IT Competitiveness Index

    The IT Industry Competitiveness Index compares 66 countries on the extent to which they are capable of supporting a strong IT production sector.

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BSA Advocacy Agenda  

Accelerating the Digital Economy

The global software industry is driving rapid evolution in technology. To share in the broad economic and social benefits this offers, governments around the world must craft legal frameworks and foster market conditions that encourage innovation and creative enterprise.
That entails three overriding priorities:

  • Safeguarding intellectual property rights and protections;
  • Opening global markets to digital trade; and
  • Enabling the growth of cloud computing.

Governments also must focus attention on foundational issues for the digital economy and society, such as cybersecurity, privacy, and workforce development.

Accelerating the Digital Economy

The global software industry is driving rapid evolution in technology. To share in the broad economic and social benefits this offers, governments around the world must craft legal frameworks and foster market conditions that encourage innovation and creative enterprise.

That entails three overriding priorities:

  • Safeguarding intellectual property rights and protections;
  • Opening global markets to digital trade; and
  • Enabling the growth of cloud computing.

Governments also must focus attention on foundational issues for the digital economy and society, such as cybersecurity, privacy, and workforce development.

Advocacy Issues  Expand All

  • Intellectual Property & Innovation

    BSA advocates robust IP rights and protections that drive the digital economy by encouraging technology innovation.

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  • Global Markets

    BSA advocates a comprehensive digital trade agenda that opens markets around the world to all of the products and services that define and enable the information age.

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  • Advancing the Global Cloud

    BSA advocates legal and regulatory cohesion in the global marketplace so companies can provide services across borders and customers can choose from the best the world has to offer.

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  • Security

    BSA advocates policies that harness market forces to promote rapid innovation and adaptation in the face of a constantly evolving threat landscape.

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  • Privacy

    BSA advocates policies that respect and encourage informed consumer choices while ensuring industry can provide products and services tailored to consumers’ specific needs.

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  • Human Capital

    BSA advocates policies that increase the number of highly skilled workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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