[Air-L] ccia u.s. fair use economy

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Thu Sep 13 05:29:55 PDT 2007


Sep 12, 2007
WASHINGTON D.C. - Fair Use exceptions to U.S. copyright laws are
responsible for more than $4.5 trillion in annual revenue for the
United States, according to the findings of an unprecedented economic
study released today. According to the study commissioned by the
Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and conducted
in accordance with a World Intellectual Property Organization
methodology, companies benefiting from limitations on copyright-
holders' exclusive rights, such as fair use generate substantial
revenue, employ millions of workers, and, in 2006, represented one- 
sixth of total U.S. GDP.

http://www.ccianet.org/artmanager/uploads/1/FairUseStudy-Sep12.pdf --  
full study

Jeremy Hunsinger
Information Ethics Fellow, Center for Information Policy Research,  
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  

Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a  
thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions,  
think. --Byron

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