Ned MayAt the recent Tools of Change conference, Outsell lead analyst Ned May launched a report on “The State of Copyright in the Digital Age – What Is A Publisher to Do?” The number-crunching yields 370 billion “information sharing events” in a single year across the US, with a projected loss of $2 billion in licensing revenue.

TOC LogoYet the biggest surprise, as May sees it, is what hasn’t changed since the last survey in 2005, when Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube were non-players. “E-mail is still number one.”

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