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rack gear 3rd November 2011 12:36 AM

Piracy & Jobs : 10% of US Work in Copyright Industries
 
Digital Music News - There's a New Anti-Piracy Boogeyman In Congress: Jobs...

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copyright industries employed 10.6 million Americans in 2010, or nearly 10 percent of the private workforce.
looks like people are finally waking up and smelling the coffee.

AwwDeOhh 3rd November 2011 07:43 AM

According to the Chamber of Congress, IP jobs are an even BIGGER chunk of the workforce and economy:

Chamber of Commerce, IP jobs

From the ^ link:
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  • America’s IP-intensive industries employ more than 19 million workers—at all educational and skill levels.
  • From 2000 to 2007, the annual salary of all workers in IP-intensive industries averaged about 60% more than for similar workers in non-IP-intensive industries.
  • IP-intensive industries account for approximately 60% of total U.S. exports—rising from $665 billion in 2000 to $910 billion in 2007.
  • In 2008, U.S. intellectual property companies in the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors generated nearly $7.7 trillion in gross output, accounting for 33.1% of total U.S. GDP.

This is a fight we can't afford to lose... as a Nation!

tvsky 3rd November 2011 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by AwwDeOhh (Post 7193870)
This is a fight we can't afford to lose... as a Nation!

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