McAfee exec to head up BSA board

By Derek Sooman on January 26, 2006, 6:06 PM
Kent Roberts has been elected chairman of the Business Software Alliance's (BSA) board of directors. Kent is the executive vice president and general counsel at McAfee. Roberts will be responsible for guiding the organization's public policy initiatives, anti-piracy efforts and education programs worldwide. He currently oversees all domestic and international legal matters for McAfee, including legal activity with mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property rights issues.

Robert Holleyman, BSA president and chief executive officer, said Roberts' experience in the technology industry made him well suited to lead BSA on major issues such as cybersecurity, patent reform, copyright protection, software management strategies, education outreach and trade issues.




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nathanskywalker said:
I don't think this is who they were talking about...[url]http://www.artmarketing.com/gallery/kentroberts
[/url]ehhe, ok ok.[url]http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=10
&STORY=/www/story/01-25-2006/0004267222&EDATE=[/url][quote] "BSA is well known around the world for its leadership in the policy arenaand its efforts to reduce software piracy,"[/quote]I hope he does a good job. The BSA really doen't seem to be all that effective in stoping piracy...just considering that it is indeed growning, i certainly hope they are better at stoping hackers. How about, instead of just stopping them, they find a way to track them with firewalls, you know, the personal desktop plays the bait kind of deal. Well, we'll see how the dude dose.
otmakus said:
I can't help but find more and more resemblance between BSA and RIAA. They've already started to sue people left and right for using pirated softwares.
PanicX said:
[b]Originally posted by nathanskywalker:[/b][quote]How about, instead of just stopping them, they find a way to track them with firewalls, you know, the personal desktop plays the bait kind of deal. [/quote]The term is "honeypot".Hmm.. Add this article with the recent patent on software installation verification and it seems like McAfee is setting up a framework to be big brother. I suppose I'd be more concerned if I didn't already remove McAfee and Symantec products from every PC I come across.
mentaljedi said:
Honeypot would only work if hackers couldn't cover their tracks. That may catch some of the amateurs but it won't work with pros!
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