ISIC Code 58 - Publishing Activities

Inclusions

This division includes the publishing of books, brochures, leaflets, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, atlases, maps and charts; publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals; directory and mailing list and other publishing, as well as software publishing.

Publishing includes the acquisition of copyrights to content (information products) and making this content available to the general public by engaging in (or arranging for) the reproduction and distribution of this content in various forms. All the feasible forms of publishing (in print, electronic or audio form, on the Internet, as multimedia products such as CD-ROM reference books etc.), except publishing of motion pictures, are included in this division.

Exclusions

This division excludes the publishing of motion pictures, video tapes and movies on DVD or similar media (ISIC Code - 59) and the production of master copies for records or audio material (ISIC Code - 59). Also excluded are printing (see ISIC Code - 1811) and the mass reproduction of recorded media (see ISIC Code - 1820).