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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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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Effects of Three Strikes Law in France

Between 2009 and 2011, the French agency that administers the three strikes law in France against music piracy sent out 822,000 emails to people suspected of illegally downloading music. The agency then sent 68,000 second warnings by mail to uses who were continuing piracy. Out of the second warning letters, 165 cases were forwarded and counted as the third strike, where courts are now able to impose a $2,600 (2,000 Euros) fine and suspend the users Internet connection for a month.

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