Internet piracy in Spain in the first half of 2010

Internet piracy in Spain cost content holders up to $7.3 Billion (5.2 Billion Euros) in revenue in the first half of 2010. Music piracy caused $3.8 Billion (2.7 Billion Euros) in losses, with 97.8 percent of all music downloads illegally pirated. Movie piracy caused $2.6 Billion (1.8 Billion Euros) in losses, with 77 percent of all movie downloads illegally pirated. And video game piracy caused $369 Million (262 Million Euros) in losses, with 60 percent of all video games downloaded illegally pirated. In comparison, $2.2 Billion (1.5 Billion Euros) were legally generated by the content industry online during the same period.

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Cost to Buy Ecstasy in Ibiza

Drug trafficking on the Spanish island of Ibiza leads to 40,000 Ecstasy pills being sold every day on the island during the summer months. Drug trafficking gangs from Liverpool and Manchester sell ecstasy pills for $6 (5 Euros). In comparison, a bottle of beer sells for $15 (12 Euros) at high end clubs on the island.

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