The Associated Press September 28, 2011, 7:41PM ET

Software group spends $270k on lobbying in 2Q

The Software and Information Industry Association spent $270,000 on lobbying on such issues as education technology and online privacy in the second quarter, more than it did a year earlier, according to federal disclosure reports.

The organization, which represents software makers, also lobbied Congress and various government agencies on issues such as computer-security protections for the nation's critical infrastructure, according to disclosure forms it filed with the House clerk's office on July 20.

The group spent $160,000 on lobbying in the second quarter of 2010 and $190,000 in this year's first quarter.

It is an organization of software and digital-content companies and is focused heavily on software piracy.

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