Business Software Alliance
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a trade group established in 1988 and representing a number of the world's largest software makers. Its principal activity is trying to stop copyright infringement of software produced by its members.
Campaign Finance$400,781 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Business Software Alliance
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Business Software Alliance $22,625,187 Simon, Emery $2,760,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Homeland Security,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Health Issues,
- Law Enforcement & Crime
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.1260 Patent Reform Act of 2009 S.1145 Patent Reform Act of 2007 S.773 Cybersecurity Act of 2009 H.R.1319 Informed P2P User Act H.R.1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 H.R.2221 Data Accountability and Trust Act S.3027 P2P Cyber Protection and Informed User Act H.R.2290 Cyber-Security Enhancement Act of 2007 H.R.4175 Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary Oct. 4, 2013 WilmerHale The Cloud (information resource); piracy of intellectual property View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 50 dockets; Submitted to 11 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Business Software Alliance" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Korea 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Canada’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Japan’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 1 FAR 2007 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Rules 2007
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Mexico’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR 2011 SPECIAL 301 OUT-OF-CYCLE REVIEW OF NOTORIOUS MARKETS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS 2011
- Toggle 1 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR 2012 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR 2010 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comment 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 6 USTR 2009 Special 301 2009
- Toggle 5 USTR 2010 Special 301 2010
- Toggle 4 USTR 2012 Special 301 Review 2011
- Toggle 3 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 2 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 2 USTR Request for Comments on Mexico’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 2 USTR 2012 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comments 2012
- Toggle 2 USTR Results of the 2011 Annual Review; Notice of Hearing and Public Comments for Country Practice Petitions Accepted as Part of the 2011 Annual GSP Review 2012
- Toggle 2 USTR 2013 Special 301 Review 2012
- Toggle 2 Request for Public Comments to Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers 2013
Advisory Committees4 people on 4 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Business Software Alliance" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee