A report published by the United States Department of Justice stated that $2.6 Billion in Federal, state and local taxes are lost due to movie, music, software and video game piracy each year. The pirated materials also causes the loss of 373,375 jobs within the country.
The Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association estimates that the movie industry in Japan loses up to $732 Million (56.4 Billion Yen) a year due to movie piracy.
In the first half of 2011, over 77 percent of digital content consumed in Spain was pirated, according to the Coalition of Creators and Industries of Content. The piracy caused the movie, music, book and video game industries to lose $7.2 Billion (5.2 Billion Euros) in earnings.
As of October 2011, the movie Avatar is the most pirated movies of all time with 21 million illegal downloads, according to BitTorrent. The Dark Knight and Transformers were tied for the second most pirated film.
As of August 2011, the adult entertainment industry has sued over 200,000 anonymous defendants for illegally downloading porn in the United States. Areas with a high amount of cases include the Bay Area in California, Texas, West Virginia and Chicago.
There are a reported 400 million pirated downloads on the Internet in Spain each year. 100 million cinema tickets are sold each year in the country.
he top five movies in the United Kingdom were illegally downloaded off the Internet 1.4 million times in 2010, a 30 percent increase from 2006. The top five television shows in the UK were downloaded 1.24 million times in 2010, a 33 percent increase from 2006.
Movie piracy in the Philippines causes $69 Million (3 Billion Philippine Pesos) in losses each year. The losses are equal to half of the total revenue of the country’s film industry.
Movie piracy in Thailand causes the film industry to lose $324 Million (10 Billion Thai Baht) a year.
Due to the counterfeiting and pirating of movies and music in Ecuador, disc manufacturers have lost 95 percent of their market share in the country.