327 million people around the world was searching for pirated content online, according to a study commissioned by NBCUniversial. The people accessing pirated content accounted for 14 billion page views on websites that were proving content without a licenses. The number of page views was 10 percent higher than the amount recorded in November 2011.
149 million users visited cyberlockers in January 2013, a decrease of 8 percent from November 2011.
Online piracy accounted for 24 percent of total Internet bandwidth in 2012, a 160 percent increase from 2010.
Source: Richard Verrier, “Online piracy of entertainment content keeps soaring,” Los Angeles Times, Company Town, September 17, 2013.