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Profile of registrant

BSA | The Software Alliance

Identification number in the register: 75039383277-48
Registration date: 26/02/10 10:15:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/01/14 08:40:40
The date of the last annual update was 30/01/14 08:40:40

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: BSA | The Software Alliance
Acronym: BSA
Legal status: Non- profit Organisation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Victoria Espinel
Position: President & CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Thomas Boué
Position: Director, Government Affairs, EMEA

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 20 F Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone number: (+001) 202 872 5500
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Other contact information:
Thomas Boué
Director for Government Affairs EMEA
44 Avenue des Arts
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 274 13 15

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BSA | The Software Alliance is the voice of the world's software industry and its hardware partners on a wide range of business and policy affairs. BSA’s mission is to promote conditions in which the information technology (IT) industry can thrive and contribute to the prosperity, security, and quality of life of all people.

Most of BSA policy, legal, and educational efforts are led and conducted at the national level, with a growing emphasis on emerging economies. BSA is active in 88 countries. BSA’s European policy work is focused on a number of areas which include Copyright and Intellectual Property, Security and Cybercrime, Piracy and Enforcement, Trade and E-Commerce. In Europe the BSA government affairs and public policy program provides the following specific member services:

•Provide strategic advice to BSA member companies on public policy and legal developments affecting the IT/software industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, notably on intellectual property protection and sector-specific technology and IT competiveness issues.

•Develop sound government affairs and advocacy initiatives promoting the objectives of the BSA members

•Work with the media to increase public support of the IT sector, including to promote the value of Intellectual Property

•Reach out to EU policy makers and support, as appropriate, public policy initiatives, advocacy platforms and other alliances involving BSA members together with EU policy makers and key industry players

BSA public policy activites are developed and implemented on the basis of a consensus-based decision process involving all BSA member companies approach
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alexandre Roure 05/09/14 01/09/15
Rita Balogh 22/08/14 14/08/15
Thomas BOUE 04/10/14 02/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Private copyright levies;
Software liability & consumer acquis;
Digital Rights Charta;
Public Procurement;
Critical infrastructure protection;
Trade policy;
Data Privacy;

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Enterprise
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Internet Foundation (EIF)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 01/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Cost of BSA Global Annual Studies (Piracy, IT Competiveness Index and IDC Piracy Economic Impact) sponsored by BSA (US) are not included in the above calculation

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.