World Intellectual Property Organization

Copyright Impact Studies

WIPO provides assistance to its member states in identifying the specific role that copyright and related rights have played in the performance of selected copyright industries. The following studies have resulted from this assistance:

  • Study on the Economic Contribution of the Software Industry in Lebanon Study on the Publishing Industry in Mexico, in Spanish
    This Study describes and explains the economic performance of software industries in Lebanon and identifies the opportunities and main challenges these industries face. It confirms that Lebanon has an active software sector and signs are that it has a good growth potential over the next decade. Many of the Lebanese software companies are in a favorable position not only because they offer good products and services, but also because they can operate in several cultural and linguistic environments.
  • Study on the Publishing Industry in Mexico (December 2013) Study on the Publishing Industry in Mexico, in Spanish (in Spanish)
    The study provides an economic analysis of the performance of the Mexican publishing industry. It confirms the importance of the publishing industry as a major sector contributing 48% of the added value from all the cultural and creative industries in Mexico, which represents 2.34% of the national GDP. The publishing industry also creates 760,717 jobs in the country. The study offers an overview of the status of the industry and its potential to contribute to the economic development of Mexico.
  • International Survey on Private Copying – Law & Practice 2013 PDF, International Survey on Private Copying
    This survey contains a collection of key data on private copying compensation systems around the world. It is the result of collaboration between the Private Copying Collection body in the Netherlands, Stichting de Thuiskopie, and the WIPO.  It provides a global overview of an important element of the copyright and related rights infrastructure and aims to assist evidence-based decision-making and to offer an update on important developments in the private copying law and practice of various countries across the globe. The data compiled in the survey is exclusively provided by participating collecting societies entrusted with the collection and distribution of the private copying remuneration. It demonstrates the importance of this source of income for authors and other right holders.
  • International Survey on Private Copying 2012 PDF, International Survey on Private Copying
  • Study on the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of IP in the Creative Industries PDF, Study on the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of IP in the Creative Industries
    (by Dr. Jaime Stapleton, Associate Research Fellow of the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London)
    This study provides guidance for the development of new methods for evaluating the role of intellectual property (IP) laws in the development of creative industries and the role of those industries in economic, social and cultural development in general. It explores ways to complement existing measurement and evaluation exercises on the contribution of the creative industries to national economies. It makes practical suggestions with respect to how impact assessments can be developed to enhance the comprehension of the operation of IP laws, through cost/benefit analysis systems.
  • Study on the Impact of Enhanced Copyright Protection on the Development of the Textile Market Industry in Nantong, China PDF, Study on the Impact of Enhanced Copyright Protection on the Development of the Textile Market Industry
    This study, prepared by a team of Chinese researchers with WIPO’s guidance, offers a detailed analysis on the link between improved enforcement of copyright and its use by the market players to boost their revenues. It also looks at the multiple positive externalities created by the respect for copyright protection.

 

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