APR 29, 2020 | GLOBAL
BSA Urges Increased Focus on Innovation-Related Market Access Barriers in Annual Special 301 Process
WASHINGTON – April 29, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes today’s release of the 2020 Special 301 report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), as well as USTR’s attention to the worldwide challenge presented by the use of unlicensed software, which has a market value of nearly $50 billion.
The Special 301 statute requires USTR to identify countries that deny adequate and effective intellectual property (IP) protection as well as countries that deny fair and equitable market access to US persons who rely on IP protection. BSA urges USTR, in the Special 301 process, to address these market access barriers, which represent an increasingly urgent threat to the US software industry and its ability to continue leading global advances in innovative technology.
As detailed in BSA’s 2020 Special 301 submission, US trading partners deny US IP holders fair and equitable market access through a wide array of innovation-related trade barriers that should be addressed in the annual Special 301 process. This includes unnecessarily restrictive measures to prevent US IP holders from transferring data across borders — whether through data localization measures or by imposing unreasonable conditions in order to send it abroad. There is an urgent need for increased attention to these innovation-related cross-border data restrictions, which disproportionately impact US IP-intensive industries, including the US software industry.
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.