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DEBATES 2011 - Intellectual property - Fair use economy in the United States

A Computer & Communication Industry Association study has been conducted to analyze the economic importance of fair use and others exception to copyright. With 2008 and 2009 datas, the Thomas Rogers & Andrew Szamosszegi report, Fair Use in the US Economy : Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use - CCIA : 2011 shows that this flexible limitations allow industries to bring in revenues in the creative sector.

According to the study, in spite of the economic crisis, fair use industries has remained secure, their growth has outpaced overall economic growth. Fair use industries generated $4.6 trillion in 2008 and 2009, which represents a 35% increase over 2002, mainly in the digital publishing,  e-commerce and broadcasting and research portals. Moreover, exports of goods and services of fair use industries increased by 64% between 2002 and 2008, bolstering the American trade. Lastly, the study underlines the importance of fair use industries in the United States, as it represents almost 17% of the GDP in 2008 and 2009 and employs one worker out of eight.  


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