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Irreplaceable Acquisitions: Proposed Platform Legislation and Venture Capital

An economic analysis of the merger and acquisition restrictions in House and Senate legislation finds the provisions would have blocked a significant source of spending on tech startups and resulte...

Value Gap or Growth? How Digital Music Boosts Music Industry Growth

Today, consumers have access to a greater choice of lawful music services than ever before and can listen to music anywhere, anytime, on a broad range of devices. With these increased choices has c...

The Sky Is Rising (2019 Edition)

The data in this report show that, once again, the sky is rising. We are in, as Professor Joel Waldfogel has noted, a true “Digital Rennaissance.”1 No matter where you look, there are signs of ...

Fair Use in the U.S. Economy (2017 Edition)

The U.S. has developed one of the strongest and most innovation-friendly copyright systems in the world — including both strong enforcement mechanisms to prevent infringement, and strong limitati...

The Economic and Societal Value of Rich Interaction Applications

This report finds for every 10% increase in worldwide usage of Rich Interaction Applications (RIAs)— photo/video sharing, location sharing, payment and chat among individuals, groups and enterpri...

The Role of Government In a Digital Age

Innovations in information technology (IT) have spurred significant changes in the U.S. economy over the past two decades. Firms have invested heavily in computers and peripheral equipment, along w...