In the second half of 2009, piracy in Spain cost $6.28 Billion (5.1 Billion Euros) to content producers. Legal sales…
Below are music piracy losses in 2009 for selected countries. The figures are from the International Intellectual Property Alliance. Country…
Movie and music piracy activities in retail stores in Shanghai led to over 3,000 stores to be shut down by police between March and April 2010.
Music piracy in South Korea dropped by 92 percent between 2008 and 2009.
The industrial union in Italy reported that the piracy of movies, music, software and television shows results in the loss of 185,000 jobs.
In an article published by the BBC, a law firm that sends thousands of letters to illegal content downloaders state that up to half of the financial settlements received from consumers are given to the content provider, with the law firm keeping the other half for costs.
From 2007 to 2009, police in Turkey seized 7.75 million pirated CDS and Movies, along with 1.6 million pirated books. The counterfeit goods seizures were the result of more than 9,500 police operations that resulted in over 10,000 arrests.
Internet piracy in Europe led to $13.7 Billion (10 Billion Euros) worth of pirated movies, music, television shows and software to be illegally downloaded in 2008.
A study released in 2010 found that despite peer-to-peer networking downloading falling by 15 percent, Internet piracy of content increased by 3 percent over the same period. The study found that the cause of the increase was due to less people using file-sharing networks but instead downloading songs directly from websites and utilizing streaming content services on the Internet.
Internet piracy though the use of file-sharing networks decreased by 25 percent from the previous year in 2009.