National Press Club

Software Industry Role in U.S. Economy

June 4, 1997

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Run time: 40 minutes

Several computer industry leaders held a news conference to stress the importance of the software industry to overall economic growth. Gates, Bartz, Schmidt and Grove briefed reporters on the importance of the industry to future U.S. economic growth and the need for more support from the federal government to help the industry face challenges such as theft, copyright laws and the use of encryption technology. Then all the executives took questions as a group.