Digital piracy seems to be doing little to hurt the US Copyright Industry, which is reported to pay 15 to 27 percent more than the average job.
Despite the lingering worldwide effects of digital piracy, a new report unveiled by the International Intellectual Property Alliance in partnership with Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus shows that copyright-based businesses have continued to grow in the US economy despite the recent recession. Workers in the copyright industry also enjoy a pay grade 15 to 27 percent higher than the average American. In comparison, countries that have a significant amount of piracy activity enjoy an increase in revenue. “Core copyright” companies earned as much as $128 billion in foreign markets in 2007; emerging from a recession in 2010, those same companies made $134 billion.