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Started in November 2003, the study is the first in Asia to adopt the new comprehensive WIPO framework for measuring the economic magnitude of copyright-based industries. Singapore's copyright-based industries generated in 2001 an output of S$30.5 billion and value added of S$8.7 billion which was equivalent to 5.7% of GDP. The 29 copyright-based industries provided employment to 118,600 persons or 5.8% of Singapores workforce in 2001. Through linkages with the rest of the economy, the combined nine core copyright industries are found to have greater-than-average impact on the economy as reflected in their higher output, value added and employment multipliers than that for the whole economy.
Keywords: Copyright, Singapore
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Chow, Kit B., The Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries in Singapore. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 127-148, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145886