Internet piracy in Spain in the first half of 2010

in Counterfeit Goods

Internet piracy in Spain cost content holders up to $7.3 Billion (5.2 Billion Euros) in revenue in the first half of 2010.

Music piracy caused $3.8 Billion (2.7 Billion Euros) in losses, with 97.8 percent of all music downloads illegally pirated.

Movie piracy caused $2.6 Billion (1.8 Billion Euros) in losses, with 77 percent of all movie downloads illegally pirated.

And video game piracy caused $369 Million (262 Million Euros) in losses, with 60 percent of all video games downloaded illegally pirated.

In comparison, $2.2 Billion (1.5 Billion Euros) were legally generated by the content industry online during the same period.

Source: Pamela Rolfe, “Report: Piracy Costs Spanish Film, Music Sectors Billions,” Hollywood Reporter, November 3, 2010.

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