IBM Joins BSA

                                IBM Joins BSA

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software
Alliance today announced that IBM has joined BSA as a global advocacy member
to help promote information technology innovation and open global markets to
expanded trade in digital services.

"BSA is at the forefront of championing intellectual property rights that
drive the technology innovations IBM is dedicated to providing," said Chris
Padilla, Vice President of Governmental Programs at IBM. "We look forward to
engaging with BSA and its other member companies to advance policies that
unleash the power of innovation and expand new markets around the world."

BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman said, "We're excited to have IBM on
board. Its team brings a wealth of experience and insights that will help BSA
accomplish even more for the global software industry on key policy priorities
such as protecting IP and innovation, opening global markets, and fostering
the growth of innovations such as cloud computing."

About BSA

BSA |The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading global advocate for
the software industry. It is an association of world-class companies that
invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark
the economy and improve modern life. Through international government
relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA
expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in
the new technologies driving it forward.

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SOURCE BSA | The Software Alliance

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