JAN 17, 2018 | US
BSA Files Amicus Brief with Industry Leaders to Supreme Court in Support of Microsoft
WASHINGTON – January 18, 2018 – Today, BSA | The Software Alliance, along with other leading industry associations and public interest groups, filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in favor of Microsoft in United States of America v. Microsoft Corporation. The brief argues that current laws do not authorize law enforcement warrants for accessing digital evidence stored outside the United States, and urges the Court to uphold the Second Circuit’s ruling. It notes that the Government’s position would subject US companies to conflicting legal obligations between sovereign nations; it could also open the door to other nations asserting the same right to access US citizens’ data. Instead, Congress should take legislative action, like the bipartisan International Communications Privacy Act introduced last year, to create a modern framework that provides clear and predictable rules on accessing data stored abroad.
In signing the amicus brief, BSA was joined by ACT | the App Association, Americans for Tax Reform, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Entertainment Software Association, the FreedomWorks Foundation, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Taxpayers Union, New America’s Open Technology Initiative, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, and the US Chamber of Commerce.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。