Recessionary Decline in Creation

Arts + Copyright + Government + Media + Public
March 15, 2013
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The recession reached obvious and non-obvious indicators alike, with remarkable parity in the case of copyright filings. The market dropped very roughly 50% of its value from peak to trough between 2007 and 2009. The 2008 registrations completed by the U.S. Copyright Office fell off by about the same proportion. Here are the numbers, by class.


2005 » 438,637

2006 » 427,232 

2007 » 446,824

2008 » 182,768

2009 » 310,691


2005 » 182,616

2006 » 163,504

2007 » 180,297

2008 » 95,691

2009 » 132,386


2005 » 129,658

2006 » 139,901

2007 » 139,550

2008 » 65,839

2009 » 118,797


2005 » 65,820

2006 » 67,153

2007 » 69,186

2008 » 31,279

2009 » 55,161

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