Estimated losses to countries from software piracy in 2008. Addition statistics and values of software piracy included.
Piracy of movies, music, software and video games in the United States causes losses of $58 Billion a year.
Software piracy and other forms of copyright piracy costs the Zimbabwe economy up to $4 million a year. Up to 92 percent of all software used in Zimbabwe is pirated, according to the Business Software Alliance.
Internet piracy in the United Kingdom is responsible for half of all Internet traffic in the country. 7 million people are estimated to access illegal downloads each year. The piracy of movies, music, books, software and video games is valued at $19 Billion (12 Billion British Pounds).
According to the Business Software Alliance, software piracy in 2008 created $53 billion in losses for software companies. The group also stated that 41 percent of all PCs in the world is running some form of pirated software in 2008. This figure is up from the 38 percent in 2007.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of South Korea has stated that the software piracy rate in the country stands at 23.4 percent.
Software piracy in Indonesia caused losses of $550 Million in 2008. In 2007, software piracy in the country causes losses of $411 Million.
More than 50 percent of all movies, music, and software sold in Lebanon are pirated copies.
Software companies lost $47.809 Billion to piracy in 2007.
Book piracy, movie piracy, software piracy and music piracy caused a total loss of $156 Million in Pakistan in 2007.