Australian Copyright Council commissioned report on the economic contribution of the copyright industries released

The Australian Copyright Council has released the report it commissioned on the economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries from 2002 - 2014.  The report has found that copyright industries continue to comprise a substantial  proportion of the Australian economy. While the report takes into account the disruptive effects of digitisation, it states that copyright is a key piece of infrastructure that supports industries in a modern economy. 

In 2014, copyright industries contributed $11.4 billion to the Australian economy.  This is 7.1% of GDP and makes it the fourth biggest industry (up from 7th in a 2012 study).   

The full report is available here: http://www.copyright.org.au/admin/cms-acc1/_images/1355629560553d73e0a5427.pdf