Piracy of paid television in the Arab region causes losses of $500 Million a year, according to a media research firm. 8 percent of Arab households that watch television actually pay for the services through cable or satellite. The remaining 92 percent of views in the region pirate the broadcast.
A laboratory study at St. Andrews University found that counterfeit Scotch whiskies had less than 40 percent alcohol characteristics of authentic single malt whiskies.
Brand protection firm MarkMonitor reported finding over 23,000 listings of counterfeit tablets for sale across the Internet in one single day in July 2011.
The drug inspector for the United States Food and Drug Administration reported that 80 percent of the active ingredient in medical drugs and 40 percent of all finished medical drugs are imported in to the United States from other countries.
Authorities in China reported seizing around 707 million pirated and counterfeit goods during the years between 2001-2010.
Major League Baseball seizes around 6oo,000 pieces of counterfeit items bearing the logo of baseball teams every year. The amount of counterfeit baseball merchandise increases in availability during the postseason.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations reported that there are an estimated 1.4 million gang members in the United States in 2011.
The 2011 Major League Baseball World Series had Game 1 held in the city of St. Louis, Missouri on October 19. During game 1 of the series, St. Louis police seized over 1,100 counterfeit shirts and caps throughout the city.
The counterfeit goods market in Turkey is estimated to be worth $6 Billion in 2011, double the market value of $3 Billion in 2010. Counterfeit purses are the most counterfeited product made and sold in Turkey.
Software companies lost $13.5 Billion in potential revenue in Europe due to software piracy in 2010. About 35 percent of all software installed on computers across Europe are pirated. In the United States, the software piracy rate is 20 percent