According to a report by Google and the Performing Rights Society for Music in Britain, roughly 86 percent of file-sharing…
The New Zealand Reserve Bank reported that the amount of counterfeit money in circulation within the country was about 1…
In a 2012 investigation conducted by Microsoft, the company purchased 169 PCs from retail stores in China. Every single PC…
Computer Software Maker Adobe reported to the media that there were 55 million pirated activations of its popular photo-editing software Photoshop in 2012. The head of its anti-piracy unit also stated that the company tracked up to 6,000 illegal activations per day of pirated copies of Photoshop that were 7 years old.
The Central Bank of Mexico reported that the number of counterfeit money removed from circulation in 2011 was around 9 percent higher than the number of fake notes detected in 2010. The biggest rate of increase in counterfeit currency in Mexico in 2011 was in the 50 peso note.
Up to $55,000 in counterfeit dollars is seized by banks in the Northern California region each week by the United States Secret Service.
Police in Abu Dhabi reported that between 2009 to 2012, around 1,700 cases of counterfeits and fraud have been refereed to the criminal court system in the emirate.
Research conducted by the World Health Organization found that the most common source of counterfeit drugs is India and China.
According to an anti-piracy organization in Italy, 37 percent of consumers in the country view pirated movies and shows. The viewings of these pirated content causes annual losses of $636 Million (500 Million Euros).
According to the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, the luxury market in the United Kingdom losses up to 10 percent of sales to counterfeit goods. The entire luxury market in the UK is worth $372 Billion (£234 Billion), thus around $37 Billion in sales is lost to counterfeits.