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Aug 21, 2012, 09:00 ET Record Period of Settlements Underscores Persistent Software Piracy Problem in the U.S.

A recent wave of high-value unlicensed software cases settled by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) underscores the persistent problem of software...


Jul 18, 2012, 08:30 ET Emerging Markets Ready to Adopt Paid Cloud Services -- and Likely to Share Log-in Credentials, BSA Survey Finds

Emerging economies are ripe markets for cloud computing services — including paid services — but users in those markets are likely to share log-in...


Jun 20, 2012, 09:00 ET New Wave of IT-Focused Trade Barriers Locks Multinational Firms Out of Emerging Markets

A new wave of IT-focused trade barriers is locking US and other multinational IT firms out of many of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets,...


May 15, 2012, 12:01 ET Well Over Half the World's Computer Users Admit Pirating Software, BSA Study Finds

Well over half the world's personal computer users — 57 percent — admit they acquire pirated software, the Business Software Alliance reported today...


Feb 22, 2012, 12:01 ET Global Patchwork of Conflicting Laws and Regulations Threatens Fast-Growing Cloud Computing Market, BSA Reports

A patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations threatens to undercut the full promise of the global cloud computing market, the Business Software...


Sep 27, 2011, 12:01 ET Despite New Challengers, US Remains World's Most Competitive Country in Information Technology

Even while grappling with a multi-year economic downturn, the United States ranks as the world's most competitive country in information technology,...


Sep 07, 2011, 08:30 ET Nearly Half of the World's PC Users Acquire Software Illegally Most or All the Time, BSA Reports

Nearly half of the world's personal computer users — 47 percent — acquire software through illegal means most or all of the time, and in developing...


May 18, 2011, 05:49 ET ITC Report Highlights Severe Economic Consequences of Intellectual Property Theft in China, Says BSA

Rampant intellectual property theft and restrictive indigenous innovation policies in China cost the US economy up to 2.1 million jobs, an...


May 12, 2011, 12:01 ET Emerging Markets Drive Software Piracy to a Record $59 Billion in 2010, BSA Reports

Theft of software for personal computers leapt 14 percent globally in 2010 to a record commercial value of $59 billion, the Business Software...


May 09, 2011, 09:01 ET China Should Do More to Curb Software Piracy in Economic Talks, Says BSA

High-level strategic and economic talks between the United States and China starting today present a critical opportunity for the Chinese government...


May 03, 2011, 10:04 ET Compuware Joins the Business Software Alliance

he Business Software Alliance (BSA), the leading advocate for the global software industry, today announced that Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) ...


Apr 06, 2011, 10:00 ET Six States Account for Nearly Half of All US Reports of Corporate Software Piracy

Nearly half of all suspected cases of corporate software piracy in America last year originated in six states, according to an analysis by the...


Jan 19, 2011, 03:14 ET BSA Says New Commitment by China to Audit Government Software is Incremental Progress, But Fails to Directly Address the Piracy Problem

In connection with Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week, China today announced plans to involve state audit authorities ...


Dec 15, 2010, 07:04 ET Software Industry Looking for Meaningful Improvement on Piracy After Latest Trade Talks with China, Says BSA

China committed to allocate sufficient budgets and implement a software asset management system to ensure that its government agencies use legal...


Dec 13, 2010, 05:38 ET New ITC Report on Copyright Infringement in China Details Harms to U.S. Companies, Says BSA

Intellectual property infringement in China reduces market opportunities and undermines the success of right holders, the U.S. International Trade...


Dec 03, 2010, 08:06 ET United States, Korea Reach Compromise on Free Trade Agreement

The Obama administration today announced that US and Korean trade negotiators have reached final agreement on the Republic of Korea–US Free Trade...


Dec 01, 2010, 01:27 ET BSA Proposes New Strategy for US Trade Relations with China

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the leading advocate for the global software industry, today outlined for senior officials in the Obama...


Nov 01, 2010, 10:30 ET Texas Man Sentenced to 18 Months, Fined Nearly $600,000 for Selling More Than $1 Million in Counterfeit Software

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the leading trade association for the global software industry, today applauded the sentencing of Todd Alan...


Oct 11, 2010, 10:54 ET Massachusetts-Based Health & Benefits Administrator Pays $275,000 to Settle Claims of Unlicensed Software Use

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world's commercial software industry, today announced a settlement with Health Plans, Inc., a...


Sep 23, 2010, 02:40 ET Business Software Alliance Introduces First ISO Aligned Software Asset Management (SAM) Program

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today announced the introduction of SAM Advantage, a first of its kind software asset management training course ...


Sep 21, 2010, 08:30 ET Business Software Alliance Introduces First ISO Aligned Software Asset Management (SAM) Program

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today announced the introduction of SAM Advantage, a first of its kind software asset management training course ...


Sep 20, 2010, 09:00 ET Top Software Industry CTOs Meeting Federal Policy-Makers to Discuss Cloud Computing Opportunities for Government

Chief technology officers from 13 leading software and computer hardware companies are meeting with top administration officials and Members of...


Sep 15, 2010, 08:30 ET Reducing Software Piracy Would Inject $142 Billion into the Global Economy and Create Nearly 500,000 New Jobs

Reducing software piracy by 10 percentage points in four years would inject more than $142 billion into the global economy, create nearly 500,000 new ...


Aug 24, 2010, 11:55 ET Online Automotive Resource Pays $400,000 to Settle Claims of Unlicensed Software Use

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world's commercial software industry, today announced a settlement with AutoTrader.com, the...


Jul 20, 2010, 11:15 ET Money Transmitter Company Pays $130,000 to Settle Claims of Unlicensed Software Use

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world's commercial software industry, today announced a settlement with Envios de Valores La...