JAN 15, 2015 | US
BSA Looks to Advance Patent Reform, Fuel Digital Economy in 2015
WASHINGTON, DC — January 16, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today urged lawmakers to act on legislation to advance patent reform efforts, build trust in the data economy and ensure that global markets remain open for digital trade as it unveiled its legislative priorities for the 114th US Congress. The agenda aims to help build the global digital economy and drive policies designed for the 21st century.
“Eliminating abusive patent litigation should be a top priority for lawmakers. This is also a critical year for data and trade policies that are key to fueling the global digital economy,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA. “Congress has the opportunity to pass significant legislation to promote economic growth and trade, speed innovation and enhance privacy and cyber security protections. The 114th Congress must seize the moment and act on these issues in 2015.”
BSA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda focuses on patent reform and intellectual property issues, data policy, and trade and expanding global markets, as well as international procurement and human capital management.
Espinel said, “We are encouraged that leaders across the Administration and both houses of Congress have voiced their support for bipartisan action across patent, trade and data policies. Too much is at stake for our economy, our privacy and our security for another year of inaction in Washington. It’s time to move forward on these issues and we look forward to working with lawmakers to see these policies enacted.”
To read BSA’s full 2015 Legislative Agenda, or for more information, visit www.bsa.org.
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.