Movie Piracy

Information and statistics about movie piracy and the sale of pirated movies, DVDs and streaming sites online. Data collected from the entertainment industry and public information sources.

According to market research firm NPD Group, in the third quarter of 2006, nearly 60 percent of video files downloaded from P2P sites were adult-film content, 20 percent were TV shows, and 5 percent was mainstream movie content.


Movie piracy causes $2.7 Billion in losses to the Los Angeles economy.


Movie piracy causes $1.5 Billion in losses to New York City.



According to the Copyright Council of New Zealand, in 2005 the movie industry in the country lost up to 25 percent of its revenue to movie piracy, or $49 Million (70 million New Zealand Dollars).

Source: “NZFACT joins New Zealand Government In Encouraging Respect For IPR Among Young People,” Copyright Council of New Zealand, Press Release, April 18, 2008.

So how does North Korea Officials seize films that are banned in North Korea?

Reuters mentions one method:

One analyst said a routine tactic used by North Korean police is to cut the electricity to apartment blocs before a raid and then go to each home to check what is on video tapes or DVDs that have become stuck inside players.