Today the Australian Digital Alliance published new economic research, prepared by Lateral Economics, which find that making copyright more flexible and technology neutral will, over time, add $600m in annual productivity gains to the economy. You can access the reports and snapshot of their findings here.
The research has been published in two parts, Exceptional Industries and Excepting the Future. The reports calculate for the first time the value of the 'copyright exceptions sector' and value it at $182 billion per annum, or 14% of Australia's GDP. The reports show that more flexible, technology-neutral copyright laws would make a substantial contribution to Australia's economic growth and innovation.
Media release available here.