This edition analyses the impact of high-speed broadband on the economy, and areas of future impacts. The dynamic growth of digital-content-based creative industries is outlined, covering user-created content; online computer and video games; film, video and music; and online advertising. Recent trends in OECD ICT policies are analysed to assess whether they are rising to these new challenges. Highly prioritised policy areas include investing in ICT R&D and innovation, improving government online activities, spreading broadband, increasing the use of ICTs, raising ICT skills and employment, and supporting digital content development.
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Graph 3.24 – ICT-related patents granted at the USPTO versus R&D expenditures
Patents granted in 2006 (y axis); Average R&D expenditure 2002-04 in USD millions (x axis)OECD
- Years covered:
- 2002-2004, 2006, 2009