Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

In a survey of over 6,000 people in Finland between the ages of 7 to 84, researchers found that on average each person who downloaded pirated content online had about 2,900 pirated music files and 90 pirated movie files. The researchers who conducted the study beleives that downloaders have more music files is due to… Continue reading Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

Counterfeit Goods Market Value in India

According to the International Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the sales of counterfeits and smuggling of fake goods into India caused sales losses of $11.9 Billion in 2012. This amount represented 21.7 percent of sales losses to companies. Some of the consumer sectors that are impacted by… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Market Value in India

Cost to Buy Counterfeit Euros in Bulk

According to financial regulators and security officers, since the introduction of the Euro in January 1, 2002, there have been over 6 million counterfeit euros and fake banknotes that have been removed from circulation. Intelligence officers estimate that over half of these fake notes were produced in the Italian town of Giugliano. (More crime in… Continue reading Cost to Buy Counterfeit Euros in Bulk

Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

A report by TorrentFreak stated that an online service is providing customers with the ability to set up a fully working online streaming site that displays pirated movies and television shows. People who are looking to own their own movie streaming site pay at least $200 to the service. Once payment is complete, the service… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Criminal justice agencies in Jamaica reportedly seized $14.5 Million (1.6 Billion Jamaican Dollars) worth of counterfeit goods across the country between April 2013 to April 2014. Security agents in Jamaica state that proceeds from the sale of counterfeits are used to fund the operations of organized crime groups active in the country. Between the time… Continue reading Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Security officers in Vietnam reported that its agencies investigated over 25,000 cases of counterfeit goods entering the country in the first 4 months of 2014. According to officials, up to 80 percent of the counterfeit goods sold in Vietnam originates from China. On average, enforcement agents with the Ministry of Industry and Trade investigate 90,000… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Impact to Japanese Manga Sales from Online Piracy

The Japan Book Publishers Association and other publishing sources reported that online piracy of popular Japanese comic books are causing sales to drop. Popular manga series such as Naruto and One Piece are quickly posted at online websites. There have also been incidents where the manga is pirated and posted online before it was released… Continue reading Impact to Japanese Manga Sales from Online Piracy

Price to Buy a Real Passport from Sweden

Officials in Sweden reported that 177,000 authentic Swedish passports have been stolen or lost. Security officials state that many of these passports may have been sold on the black market to criminals. According to intelligence agencies, Swedish passports are being sold on the black market for human trafficking purposes. These passports are being sold at… Continue reading Price to Buy a Real Passport from Sweden

Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

A study on digital content by La Coalicion found that 51 percent of internet users in Spain accessed pirated content in 2013. 84 percent of all digital content, such as movies and music, were illegally consumed in Spain during the year. 43 percent of the internet users who committed online piracy stated that they had… Continue reading Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue

According to research organization Demoskopika in Italy, the mafia syndicate ‘Ndrangheta collected $73 Billion (€53 Billion) in revenue in 2013. The various revenue streams for the syndicate is as follows: Drug Trafficking and Illegal Drug Sales: $33.3 Billion (€24.2 Billion). Illegal Waste Dumping: $27 Billion (€19.6 Billion). Extortion Payments: $3.9 Billion (€2.9 Billion). Embezzlement: $3.3… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue