Book Piracy Market Value: $600 Million

in Counterfeit Goods

Book piracy is the unauthorized copying and distribution of books that are protected by copyright.

US Book Publishers lost an estimated $600 million to book piracy in 2006.

Source: Association of American Publisher, “Publishers Welcome USTR’s Annual ” Special 301″ Report and Results of China Provincial Review,” April 30, 2007, (accessed: September 25, 2007).

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