For every legitimate music file that is legally purchased on the Internet, up to 20 music songs are pirated off the Internet, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
There are an estimated 80,000 mobile phone brokers who upload pirated music, movies and ringtones onto memory cards in India.
A survey on music piracy on the Internet had people in China illegally pirating the most music in 2009, followed by South Korea.
Music piracy off the Internet accounted for 95 percent of all music that was downloaded in 2009.
Music piracy in Spain caused the music industry to lose $1.6 Billion in revenue in 2008. The number of employed within Spain’s music industry has fallen by 70 percent due to music piracy.
Internet piracy in Japan lead to 400 million music files being pirated in 2008. During the same year, 330 million music files were legally downloaded on the Internet.
Sales of counterfeit Bob Marley merchandise is estimated to generate $596 Million in sales per year. Legal sales of Bob Marley merchandise generates only $4 Million each year.
A study in October 2009 found that just over 30 percent of students surveyed had purchased the last song that they obtained.
Depending on the region of the world, Peer to Peer networks account 43 percent to 70 percent of software, movie, music and video game piracy.
Popular file-hosting website Rapidshare receives requests to remove pirated materials on their servers for about 1 to 2 percent of all files each day.