Royalty flows, globally

If a picture tells a thousand words, this chart, which graphically demonstrates global royalty flows, instantly demonstrates why the development agenda deserves our support and why Canada – alongside virtually every other country – will continue to face enormous pressure from the U.S. on IP policy.

Note in particular the shrinking of Canada, South America, Africa, most of Asia, and Australia, all of which represents significant outflows of royalty fees.

Link to PDF chart with explanations, Luxembourg is top royalty earner (relative to population).

Link to Raw data.

Thanks to Michael Geist’s Blog:

Why the WIPO Development Agenda Matters

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