business software alliance
The BSA was created by Microsoft in 1988 in an attempt to combat software theft. The alliance includes the majority of leading software publishers including Novell, Symantec, and Autodesk and is actively campaigning in over 65 countries.
The BSA operates a three-pronged approach: 1. Lobbying to strengthen copyright laws and co-operation with law enforcement agencies. 2. Educating the public through marketing, roadshows, etc. 3. Bringing legal actions against counterfeiters. BSA’s aims are the same as the Federation Against Software Theft but it is not limited to the UK.
In December 1990 the BSA obtained the first legal order in the UK which allowed a surprise search on a company’s offices for suspected copyright infringement.
UK Office: Business Software Alliance, 1st Floor, Leaconfield House, Curzon Street, London W1Y 8AS, United Kingdom.
See also software audit.
a suit, especially one of conservative cut and color. Compare suit (defs 2, 3). Historical Examples Evening Dress W. D. Howells The American Language Henry L. Mencken
a woman regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner. Contemporary Examples High Fashion Made in India Liza Foreman February 18, 2014 Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth Offers the ‘Story Behind the Story’ Eleanor Clift March 9, 2013 Desperate for a Taliban Deal? Michael O’Hanlon, Hassina Sherjan February 1, 2010 Who’s Who at […]
an occupation, profession, or trade: His business is poultry farming. the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit. a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern. volume of trade; patronage: Most of the store’s business comes from local families. a building or […]
conforming to, attending to, or characteristic of business. efficient, practical, or realistic. capable but unenthusiastic. Contemporary Examples Recession-Proof Philanthropy Matthew Bishop December 23, 2008 Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis Stanley Booth June 6, 2014 ‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger Tracy Quan April 27, 2012 Call […]