Software piracy in China led to $18.9 Billion being spent on pirated software in the country. Software piracy made up to 12 percent of the total software market.
Software piracy in Bulgaria leads up to 60 percent of all software to be pirated.
In 2010, software maker Microsoft was employing 75 people in its anti-piracy operations.
The industrial union in Italy reported that the piracy of movies, music, software and television shows results in the loss of 185,000 jobs.
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.
According to the Business Software Alliance, 80 percent of all software used in China in 2008 was pirated. The software piracy rate was down from the 90 percent reported in 2004.
Software piracy in Russia leads to over one-quarter of all stores selling pirated copies of Windows.
According to Microsoft, one-third of all Windows users around the world are using pirated copies.
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.
Due to the high level of software piracy in China, Microsoft is only able to receive about 2 percent of the global revenues from China despite the country consisting of 18 percent of all PC shipments.