Friday, August 11, 2006

Software Lobbyists Think Global, Act Global

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Just prior to Congress's August recess exit, the Business Software Alliance notched a few legislative victories. One was the Senate's ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime. The other was the introduction of a patent reform bill similar to House legislation meeting with BSA approval.

But for BSA--a technology trade group representing the likes of Apple Computer, Microsoft and SAP--a truly noteworthy moment came a year ago last summer. Then, BSA chief Robert Holleyman had one of the more pleasant encounters that a Beltway lobbyist can hope for.

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