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November 10, 2005

Carissa's Column: Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance (http://www.bsa.org/) is “the voice of the world's commercial software industry,” with members such as Adobe, Apple, Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Macromedia, McAfee, Microsoft, SAP, Sybase, and Symantec. “BSA educates consumers on software management and copyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues.” The website provides links to discussions on policies and issues for 61 countries/regions.

The BSA Research area is accessible through the pages dedicated to US policies and issues (http://www.bsa.org/usa/research/). Reports include:

Higher Education Unlicensed Software Experience – Student and Academics Survey [May 2005]
http://www.definetheline.com/resources/BSA-Ipsos-Education-Survey-June2005.pdf

BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study [May 2005]
http://www.bsa.org/globalstudy/upload/2005-Global-Study-English.pdf


There is also a separate area for CEO Initiative White Papers (http://www.bsa.org/ceoinitiative/). Reports include:

Trade in the Digital Age [June 2005]
http://www.bsa.org/ceoinitiative/upload/BSA%20CEO-Trade.pdf

Securing Cyberspace in the 21st Century {May 2005}
http://www.bsa.org/ceoinitiative/upload/CEO-White-Paper-Cyber-Security-May-2005.pdf

Posted by choller at November 10, 2005 11:11 AM Posted to Carissa's Column