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Strong Job Growth In Copyright Industries, Survey Finds

Law360 (October 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Copyright industries account for a growing part of the U.S. economy and produce greater-than-average job growth, a new survey by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) suggests.

U.S. "core" copyright industries accounted for an estimated 6% of the U.S. GDP -- $626.6 billion -- in 2002, the latest year for which data are available, according to the IIPA's “Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2004 Report.”

Meanwhile, "total" copyright industries accounted for an estimated 12% of GDP ($1.25 trillion), according to the report.

The report...
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