Corel, Quark, and Quest Software join the ranks of other leading software and hardware companies as worldwide members of the Business Software Alliance (BSA). BSA serves as the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace.

"We are pleased to partner with the BSA in combating software piracy and promoting copyright protection worldwide," said Christopher DiFrancesco, senior vice president, legal and general counsel for Corel. "Our focus is to ensure that users have easy and affordable access to licensed versions of Corel software so that they can experience the full benefits of ownership, including complete features and functionality, preferred pricing on upgrades, in-product training, and customer support."

QuarkXPress developer, Quark said: "As an international software company, it is important for Quark to be involved with an organization dedicated to promoting the legal use of software. This not only enables Quark to support our customers through ongoing innovation, but also benefits the design and publishing industry at large. We are pleased to join the Business Software Alliance in their efforts," said Peter Jensen, general counsel, Quark.

"We are pleased that Corel, Quark, and Quest are joining BSA's network at a time of rapid change in the technology industry and the global economy," said Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of BSA. "These three leading software companies will be a vital part of BSA's continuing efforts to strengthen intellectual property protection, combat cyber crime, and promote sound trade policies to ensure ongoing innovation and growth in the software industry."