Daily Bookmarks 09/13/2007

Fair Use Worth More to Economy Than Copyright, CCIA Says — Copyright — InformationWeek  Annotated

  • Summary of research saying that fair use exceptions contribute more to the economy than copyright. No copyleft licenses (Creative Commons etc.) are mentioned.
     – post by christyinsdesign

“Much of the unprecedented economic growth of the past 10 years can actually be credited to the doctrine of fair use, as the Internet itself depends on the ability to use content in a limited and nonlicensed manner,” CCIA president and CEO Ed Black said in a statement. “To stay on the edge of innovation and productivity, we must keep fair use as one of the cornerstones for creativity, innovation, and, as today’s study indicates, an engine for growth for our country.”

Recent studies indicate that the value added to the U.S. economy by copyright industries amounts to $1.3 trillion, said Black. The value added to the U.S. economy by the fair use amounts to $2.2 trillion.

Girls’ Night Logged On (washingtonpost.com)  Annotated

  • Article about women who play online games, including a description of three sisters who use online game sites to keep in touch with each other
     – post by christyinsdesign

When it comes to online games, women over 40 play the most often and spend the greatest number of hours doing so, even beating out teenage boys, according to a study conducted by Digital Marketing Services.

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