Software Vendors Unite In Ongoing Battle For Safe And Legal Digital World
October 29, 2008BSA
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today announces 12 software vendors as new members. Altium, Babylon, Centennial Software, Corel, CyberLink, Famatech, LINKService, Materialise Software, Quark, Quest Software, Ringler-Informatik and Scalable Software join the ranks of leading software and hardware companies in supporting the BSA's drive towards a safe and legal digital world. The new members will play an integral role in the BSA's programmes, which foster technology innovation through global and local marketing, enforcement and policy initiatives. Additionally, CNC Software, SolidWorks and The MathWorks have extended their existing Worldwide BSA membership to participate in EMEA activities from 2008.
"Like the BSA, these companies share the belief that strengthening intellectual property protection, combating cyber crime, and promoting sound trade policies are vital in ensuring continued innovation in the high tech industry," said Robert Holleyman, President and CEO of the BSA. "We hope that the support of these new members will bring invaluable partnerships, play a pivotal role in helping drive down the rates of global software piracy and educate computer users regarding the importance of effective management of intellectual property. We look forward to working with our new partners on our policy, education and enforcement initiatives to promote and cultivate IT growth throughout the global marketplace."
Founded in 1999, Famatech is best known for its Remote Administrator (Radmin), the remote control software used on millions of desktops around the world. Famatech has offices in the US and Russia and joins the BSA as an Anti-Piracy Member.
The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the foremost organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programmes foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. BSA members include: Adobe, Altium, Apple, Attachmate, Autodesk, Avid, Babylon, Bentley Systems, Centennial Software, CNC, Corel, CyberLink, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Enteo Software, Famatech, LINKService, Mamut, Materialise Software, Microsoft, Mindjet, Monotype Imaging, O&O Software, Quark, Quest Software, Ringler-Informatik, Scalable Software, Siemens, Staff & Line, Symantec, Tekla, and The MathWorks.
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