Atty. Emma Francisco presents the result of the update they conducted on CBIs in the Philippines. To her left are IPOPHL Director General Ricardo Blancaflor and Deputy Director General Nelson Laluces
The total contribution of Copyright-Based Industries (CBIs) to the GDP of the Philippines is approximately 7.34%, according to a recent study using the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Guide on Surveying the Economic Contribution of CBIs. With 2010 as its reference year, the study identifies the relevant Philippine industries and estimates 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 contribute significantly to the Philippine economy and register a strong potential for employment generation.
Of the 7.34% contribution to GDP, 5.11% is by core CBIs, 1.32% by interdependent CBIs, 0.51% by partial CBIs, and 0.41% by non-dedicated support CBIs. According to the WIPO Guide, core CBIs would not exist or would be significantly different without copyright, hence 100% 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% of total employment, 8.83% of whom are in core CBIs, 3.27% in interdependent CBIs, 1.21% in partial CBIs, and 0.82% in the non-dedicated CBIs.
Copyright-based exports, estimated at 3.06% of total exports, exceeds copyright-based imports, which makes up 0.81% of total imports.
The update on the study was launched on November 27, 2014 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), Philippine Education Publishers Association (PEPA)— who called for 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.