Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries


Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries

Nov 30, 2008

On 26 November 2008, the Federal Attorney General, Hon Robert McClelland MP, launched the report Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries at Parliament House, Canberra.

The report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, commissioned by the Australian Copyright Council, assesses the contribution to the economy of Australia’s copyright industries.

Its findings include that in 2006/2007 Australia’s copyright industries:

  • employed more than 837,000 people (8 percent of the nation’s workforce) – up 21 percent since 1996;
  • generated $97.7 billion in economic activity (10.3 percent of GDP) – up 66 percent since 1996; and
  • accounted for $6.8 billion in exports (4.1 percent of all exports) – up 6.3 percent since 1996.

View the Full Report at copryright.org.au