The Federation’s position as an authority on software intellectual property rights is well known throughout the industry and government alike. In recognition of this expertise The Federation is invited to take part in various government and industry groups and think-tanks.
At present our associations include:
FAST Ltd is a licensee of the FAST brand in the delivery of an education programme leading to the FAST Standard for Software Compliance (FSSC 1: 2007) a private standard developed in collaboration with the BSi. Its tried and tested formula helps organisations properly manage and control their software assets.
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)–www.cbi.org.uk
Member of the Intellectual Property Committee whose objective is to ‘Make Britain a champion for intellectual property creation, protection and enforcement, both in Britain and internationally.’ This committee will address IP issues affecting Patents, Trade Marks, Design and Copyright that are of concern to British industry and make recommendations to government.
IP Crime Group – with UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)–www.ipo-gov.uk
Lead member of the Workplace Strategy Group, Prevention and Intervention Groups consisting mainly of enforcement practitioners who consider strategies to deal with IP Theft.
UK Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office
Internet Enforcement Group (IEG)–www.ieg-uk.org
The IEG is a cross industry body of Internet investigators representing the book publishing, music, games, software, merchandising and film industries. The IEG was established in 2001 to work co-operatively in fighting on-line piracy on behalf of its Members.
The group meets on a regular basis, discussing current piracy issues and pooling knowledge and experience.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is a trade association for the software and digital content industry based in Washington DC. Its principal mission is to promote, protect and inform the industry. For more information and contact details visit their website at www.siia.com.