Friday, February 17, 2012

The sky is not falling at all

Much of what government sponsored entertainment industry subsidization, such as SOPA, PIPA, Bill C-11 and ACTA is based on, is the premise that the content creation industry is in dire straits thanks to things like the internet. Nothing could be further from the truth.

All of the following are trending up over the last few years:
  • Worldwide box office
  • Global TV & Film spending
  • Feature films produced worldwide
  • Book publishing revenues
  • Book titles produced
  • eBook revenues
  • Global music industry value
  • Music transactions
  • Artists' share of US music revenue
  • US Video game related companies
  • Worldwide video game industry
Not just 'up'. 'Up with a bullet'. Check out the info-graphic here. Check out the full report here.

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