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BSA Praises Administration Plan to Combat Trade Secret Theft

WASHINGTON, DC — February 20, 2013 —

BSA | The Software Alliance today hailed the Obama Administration’s initiative to defend the United States against the theft of trade secrets vital to maintaining US competitiveness in international markets.

“Combating theft of software developers’ intellectual property, including trade secrets, has long been BSA’s top priority,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “We strongly endorse and applaud the Administration’s focus on curbing theft of trade secrets, which poses a serious and growing threat to the software industry around the world.”

The Administration’s initiative emphasizes intensified efforts to work more closely with foreign governments, support industry-led efforts and best practices to combat trade secret theft, make investigations and prosecutions of trade secret cases a top priority, and raising public awareness of this acute problem.

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