Survey: Copyright-based industries contribute 7.34% to local GDP

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Atty. Emma Francisco (left) presents the results of the survey in a press conference held in Makati on Thursday, Nov. 28. To her left are IPOPHL director-general Ricardo Blancaflor and deputy director-general Nelson Laluces Atty. Emma Francisco (left) presents the results of the survey in a press conference held in Makati on Thursday, Nov. 28. To her left are IPOPHL director-general Ricardo Blancaflor and deputy director-general Nelson Laluces [/caption] With 2010 as its reference year, the study identified the relevant Philippine industries and estimated their value added share in GDP, employment, and trade. The study updates and reinforces the findings of the 2006 baseline study which showed that CBIs contributed significantly to the Philippine economy and registered a strong potential for employment generation. Of the 7.34 percent contribution to GDP, 5.11 percent is by core CBIs, 1.32 percent by interdependent CBIs, 0.51 percent by partial CBIs, and 0.41 percent by non-dedicated support CBIs. According to the WIPO Guide, core CBIs would not exist or would be significantly different without copyright, hence 100 percent of the value added of core CBIs is deemed a contribution to the national economy. To estimate the contribution of non-core CBIs, Philippine copyright factors are applied. CBIs employ approximately 14.14 percent of total employment or an estimated 560,665 workers, 8.83 percent of whom are in core CBIs, 3.27 percent in interdependent CBIs, 1.21 percent in partial CBIs, and 0.82 percent in the non-dedicated CBIs. Copyright-based exports, estimated at 3.06 percent of total exports, exceeds copyright-based imports, which makes up 0.81 percent of total imports. The update on the study was launched on Nov. 27 to CBI stakeholders such as the Animation Council of the Philippines Inc. (ACPI), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society Inc. (FILCOLS), Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Inc. (FILSCAP), Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), IP Coalition, Katipunan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT), Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (PARI), and Philippine Education Publishers Association (PEPA) The said organizations earlier called on legislators to take note of the contributions of the CBIs and allocate assistance for them to further develop the industry. Government agencies such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), National Book Development Board (NBDB), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) were also present. ]]>

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