FEB 05, 2015 | GLOBAL
BSA Underscores Importance of Market Access, Intellectual Property Protections in Special 301 Trade Filing
WASHINGTON, DC — February 6, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today will stress the need for international protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and concerns about growing barriers to trade in its submission in the annual “Special 301” determinations.
“The software industry is facing challenges that are increasingly complex and more difficult. Many countries are erecting market access barriers that would significantly impede the industry’s ability to do business in key markets like China and Brazil. This hurts all economies and cannot continue,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “At the same time, the amount of unlicensed software being used around the world is valued at $62 billion, which is simply unacceptable. Ensuring open market access, the free flow of data across borders and effective intellectual property protection are indispensable for continued innovation and growth of the global digital economy.
BSA filed individual comments with the USTR for the first time this year to call attention to the broader scope of issues, especially challenges posed by growing market access barriers, as well as the importance of protection for intellectual property.
The submission recommended seven countries be placed on USTR’s Priority Watch List, including Argentina, China, Russia and Vietnam. In addition, BSA recommended nine countries for placement on USTR’s Watch List, including Brazil and South Korea.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.