The Business Software Alliance, an organization that advocates on behalf of the software industry, recently commended House Republicans on their seven-point policy on encouraging innovation and growth.
The agenda for the 112th Congress was announced by House Speaker John Boehner, House Republican Technology Working Group chairman Bob Goodlatte and other republican leaders at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
BSA president and CEO Robert Holleyman said the new GOP agenda focuses attention on policies that are of critical importance to the software industry.
According to Holleyman, the agenda includes several important aspects, including its "emphasis on protecting American intellectual property from theft overseas."
Holleyman said that "rampant" software piracy in growing markets, such as China, "inhibits U.S. sales and exports, which stifles job creation."
Another aspect of the GOP technology agenda singled out for praise was its focus on strong cybersecurity protections. Holleyman said this policy will help to "foster innovation and dynamism in the face of evolving threats."
The BSA describes itself as the world's foremost advocate for the software industry. The association works in 80 countries, with the goal of expanding software markets, while fostering conditions for innovation and growth.