Fair Use Worth More Than Copyright To Economy

The Computer and Communications Industry Association — a trade group representing Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, among others — has issued a report [PDF] that finds fair use exceptions add more than $4.5 trillion in revenue to the US economy and add more value to the US economy than copyright industries contribute. Recent studies indicate that the value added to the US economy by copyright industries amounts to $1.3 trillion, said CCIA President and CEO Ed Black. The value added to the US economy by the fair use amounts to $2.2 trillion — via Slashdot

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