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.
According to the President of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the number of incidents of theater customers videotaping the film was down about 50 percent from the number of incidents in 2007.
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.
Up to 90 percent of all digital content provided to users on the Internet in Vietnam is pirated. The content includes music, movies, software and mobile phone apps.
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.
According to a poll by Colombia University, 46 of all adults in the United States reported pirating copies of a television show, movie or music recording. 70 percent of those in the 18 to 29 year old bracket used pirated content, according to the report.
The Director General of the Film Academy of the Philippines reported that movie piracy causes losses of $95 Million (4 Billion Philippine Peso) to the country’s film industry in 2011.
A academic study reports that movie piracy caused a 7 percent decline in international sales for Hollywood studios between 2005 and 2006. The author of the studies found that movies were available using BitTorrent technology after the movie was released in the United States but before the international release.
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).
According to a study by the Swiss government, as many as 2.61 million citizens living in Switzerland illegally downloaded pirated content from the Internet.