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U.S. Report on IP Shows How Small “Big Content” Really Is

Ars Technica has an excellent analysis of a new U.S. government report that has been trumpeted by the movie and music industries as evidence of the importance of the IP economy. Upon closer inspection, the vast majority of the “IP economy” refers to trademark rights including residential construction and grocery industries. The copyright industries are far smaller with IT and software firms employing four times as many people as the movie and music industries.