Category Archives: Economic Impact

Sound Recording Copyrights

Fifty years ago today, the Sound Recording Act of 1971 went into effect, extending federal copyright protection to sound recordings.  A sound recording is a derivative work of the preexisting musical work, and to obtain a copyright in a sound … Continue reading

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Highlights of ComScore’s Summary of 2011 in Information

From comScore’s just-released  2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Legacy: The App Economy

“[The] App Economy now is responsible for roughly 466,000 jobs in the United States, up from zero in 2007 when the iPhone was introduced. This total includes jobs at ‘pure’ app firms such as Zynga, a San Francisco-based maker of Facebook game apps that went … Continue reading

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