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SIIA

SIIA stands for Software and Information Industry Association.

It is a U.S. based non-profit group that represents software publishers in the United States. It resulted from a merger of the Software Publishers Association (SPA) and the Information Industry Association (IIA).

SIIA has a stated goal to provide software publishers in the United States with proper representation to government and policy makers. It breaks up into six seperare divisions, Public Policy, Anti-piracy, Software, Content, Education and Financial Information Service Division.

Its Anti-piracy division is well known for its 1992 "Don't Copy That Floppy" campaign. The group conducts a campaign against copyright infringement in the country, and has had many more educational programmes aimed at discouraging the use of illegitimate software.

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