Illegal downloading by Internet users in Singapore

Between 45 to 50 percent of all Internet users in Singapore are believed to access pirated entertainment content, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). There are around 300,000 incidents of illegally downloading of movies, music and other content each month.

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Hong Kong Movie Industry Losses to YouTube

The Hong Kong Motion Pictures Industry Association (MPIA) estimates that its members lose up to $308 Million (2.4 Billion Hong Kong Dollars) to movie piracy on YouTube. Over the course of three days, the MPIA found over 200 films that were illegally uploaded on to the website. The pirated content had over 40 million views on YouTube.

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Seizures of Pirated Japanese Dramas, Music and Anime

The Content Overseas Distribution Association, a Japanese organization enforcing intellectual property, reported that 3,300 people have been arrested between 2005 and 2011 in international markets for selling pirated DVDs of Japanese shows and music. During the 6 years, 6.5 million pirated DVDS of Japanese content was seized.

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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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