Replica College Football Apparel Seizures in 2011

In 2011, over 60,000 counterfeit clothing and apparel items featuring college athletic teams were seized by the Collegiate Licensing Company. The value of the counterfeit goods was worth over $1 Million. The company also reported that nearly 5,000 pieces of counterfeit goods such as shirts and hats are seized each year outside the stadium where the BCS Championship game is played. Revenue from licensed collegiate athletics generates $4.3 Billion a year for the schools.

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Seizures of Unlicensed Books in Pakistan

During raids conducted in December 2011, authorities seized over 100,000 pirated books in Pakistan, with a majority of the book being seized in the city of Lahore. Every year, the government of Pakistan losses up to $221 Million (20 Billion Pakistan Rupees) in tax revenue due to the pirating of intellectual property within the country.

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Pirated Ebooks Downloaded in 2011

At the end of 2011, an estimated 20 percent of all ebooks downloaded on to e-readers were believed to have been pirated. In the United Kingdom, the Publishers Associated issued 115,000 legal notices to websites who were offering free pirated copies of books, an increase of 130 percent from the number of notices sent out in 2010.

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Most Pirated Movie in 2011

The movie “Fast Five” was the most pirated movie in 2011, downloaded 9.3 million times using BitTorrent technology, according to TorrentFreak. Following “Fast Five was “The Hangover Part II” (8.8 million downloads), “Thor” (8.3 million), “Source Code” (7.9 million), and “I Am Number Four” (7.7 million).

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