BSA's Robert Holleyman to Call for New Approach to U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Jun 14, 2010, 15:35 ET from Business Software Alliance

Holleyman to Urge a Results-Oriented Focus that Increases U.S. Exports and Creates Jobs

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business Software Alliance President and CEO Robert Holleyman will be testifying before the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 15 about the scope and economic implications of the problems that the software industry faces in China with widespread intellectual property infringement and heavy-handed "indigenous innovation" policies that impede market access. Holleyman will then testify before the House Ways and Means Committee on June 16 to press for a new, results-oriented approach to the U.S.-China economic relationship that focuses on achieving a clear, measurable increase in legal purchases of U.S. software to help create U.S. jobs and spur the recovery.

Hearings at which Holleyman will testify include:

U.S. International Trade Commission:  "China, Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy"

June 15, 9:30 a.m., Main Hearing Room (101). Holleyman will testify during the second panel representing U.S. and China business and industry interests.

House Ways and Means Committee: "China's Trade and Industrial Policies"

June 16, 10:00 a.m., Main Committee Room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Holleyman will testify on the problem of illegal software use in China and indigenous innovation policies that limit U.S. access to the Chinese market.

Last week, Holleyman and a group of 12 software-industry CEOs discussed these and other issues in separate meetings with congressional leaders and President Obama's senior economic team.

About BSA

The Business Software Alliance ( is the world's foremost advocate for the software industry, working in 80 countries to expand software markets and create conditions for innovation and growth. Governments and industry partners look to BSA for thoughtful approaches to key policy and legal issues, recognizing that software plays a critical role in driving economic and social progress in all nations. BSA's member companies invest billions of dollars a year in local economies, good jobs, and next-generation solutions that will help people around the world be more productive, connected, and secure. BSA members include Adobe, Altium, Apple, Autodesk, AVEVA, AVG, Bentley Systems, CA Technologies, Cadence, Cisco Systems, CNC/Mastercam, Corel, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Minitab, PTC, Progress Software, Quark, Quest Software, Rosetta Stone, Siemens, Sybase, Symantec, Synopsys, and The MathWorks.

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