Our interactive map below shows the impact of the U.S. copyright and creative industries by state. You can find more information and copyright facts by clicking on each state or by clicking on the state name listed below.
All copyright facts and statistics gathered for each state in this compilation are based on the most recent reports, statements, and other materials created and compiled by various companies, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Some of these sources include:
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.
- LexisNexis database search results of copyright registrations from 2011-2017.
- The Motion Pictures Association of America’s State-by-State Film & Television Economic Contribution
- BSA-The Software Alliance’s 2017 The Economic Impact of Software
- ACT-The App Association’s April 2018 State of the App Economy
- The Recording Industry Association of America’s April 2018 The U.S. Music Industries: Jobs and Benefits
- The National Association of Broadcaster’s 2017 Local Broadcasting: An Engine for Economic Growth
- The Entertainment Software Association’s Impact of the Video Game Industry: State by State
- Re:Create’s 2018 Unlocking the Gates: America’s New Creative Economy
Furthermore, data on copyright registrations in each state is organized into four different categories of copyrightable works. The “Visual Arts” category covers works such as photographs, artwork, illustrations, jewelry, fabric, software, and architecture. The “Performing Arts” category covers works such as lyrics, audiovisual works, musical works, software, and choreography. The “Literary Works” category covers works with text such as books, articles, periodicals, and software.