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:

AuthorMatt O'Sullivan