According to a report by the International Policy Network based in Washington, DC, up to 700,000 people die each year…
In 2011, Customs officials in the European Union seized 115 million counterfeit items. The fake goods were worth $1.57 Billion (1.3 Billion Euros).73 percent of the counterfeit goods came from China. The most seized item was counterfeit drugs, which accounted 24 percent of the total.
In August 2011, the number of times that Internet users in New Zealand viewed pirated movies online was 110,000. After a change in law where pirated content users could be fined up to $11,980 (15,000 New Zealand Dollars), the number of online views of pirated movies dropped to 50,000 in September 2011.
Up to 41 percent of all Internet users in New Zealand access pirated content online. 28 percent of all Internet users worldwide access pirated content online.
Between 2009 and 2010, over $30 Million in fake dollars were seized by police in the country. Investigators estimated that only 10 percent of dollar counterfeiters are arrested in the country. Most of the fake currency is smuggled to the United States.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 13,023 counterfeit items during a two week campaign in Kansas City, Missouri leading up to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Included in the seizures were counterfeit jerseys, memorabilia and fake tickets. 20 percent of the fake items seized were products of other professional sporting leagues such as the NFL. In total, the fake goods had a street value of $540,000.
According to research firm Arc Chart, up to 150 million counterfeit mobile phones are estimated to created and shipped out to customers in 2013. The number of fake phones will make up to 7 percent of the total mobile phone market in 2013, and make up to 15 percent of the mobile phone market in Asia.
As of 2012, there were over 100,000 Russian ebooks available on book piracy websites, compared to 60,000 book titles available…
There are over 100 fake universities in China that sell diplomas and degrees to customers. The reported price for a fake diploma in China is $30,000 (190,000 Yuan).
An official with Universal Music stated to the press that the music piracy rate in the Middle East was 95 percent. Key areas where piracy takes place is in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
In 2011, sales of counterfeit alcohol in Russia makes up between 23 to 37 percent of all alcohol sales in the country, according to federal statistics.