APR 30, 2015 | GLOBAL
Latest Special 301 Report Shows Need to Address IPR Protection and Market Access Issues in Key Emerging Markets
WASHINGTON — May 1, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the US Trade Representative’s annual Special 301 Report, which assesses the state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and market access for IP owners by key trading partners.
"BSA has long advocated for policies in markets around the world that facilitate innovation and growth in the digital economy," said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. "The Special 301 Report, with its focus on assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of IPR and market access, is an important tool for achieving these objectives."
"The report shows that IPR protection has improved in some markets, but that the use of unlicensed software remains a significant global problem," Espinel said. "Furthermore, we are concerned by a growing number of policies that threaten market access, particularly in some of the fastest growing emerging markets, such as China and India."
"We thank Ambassador Froman and his team for their commitment to addressing these issues,” Espinel concluded. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and other governments to develop strong IPR protections and unencumbered market access as they improve productivity, enhance quality of life, and create jobs."
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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。