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Fair use of copyrighted material benefits US economy: report

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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JURIST – Paper Chase: Fair use of copyrighted material benefits US economy: report:

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released a report Wednesday saying that fair use exceptions to US copyright laws create more than $4.5 trillion in revenue in the US annually, employ millions of workers, and represented one-sixth of the total US GDP in 2006. The report, released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, indicates that media firms, educational establishments and software developers that benefit from the fair use of content contribute more than three times the amount that copyright-controlled industries do to the US economy.

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