The price to purchase fake bachelor’s and master’s degrees on the Internet is reported to be $1,555 (15,000 Pesos). According to the report, the price includes a fake diploma, academic resume and professional certificate.
The Entertainment Software Association of Canada stated that the computer game industry in the United States and Canada loses up to $3.5 Billion a year to pirated video games. The losses to piracy is equal to about one-fifth of the total value of the video game market.
Worldwide, the hand-held video game market loses $8.1 Billion a year to piracy.
In the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year, the Reserve Bank of India detected 521,155 counterfeit banknotes in India. The number of detects was 20 percent higher than the 436,607 counterfeit notes detected in the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year.
93 percent of the counterfeits were detected in bank branches.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards states that customers have an 80 percent chance of purchasing a counterfeit item when…
The illegal trade in pirated DVDs in Ahmedabad, India is estimated to be worth $18 Million (1 Billion Indian Rupees). There are over 200 street vendors and 100 shops that sell pirated movies on DVDs in the city.The stores sell pirated movies of Bollywood films, Hollywood movies, television shows and porn.
A seller told the media that he sells around 100 DVDs a day and makes between $0.36 to $0.54 (20 to 30 Rupees) for each pirated copy he sells. Out of that total, he pays the police $0.18 (10 Rupees) as a bribe.
According to a United States Secret Service Representative, Peru produces 17 percent of all counterfeit dollars in the US.
Peru produces the most counterfeit dollars in the world.
In the first 8 months of 2012, police in Peru seized $17 Million in counterfeit dollars.
According to company executives in India, incorporating anti-counterfeiting technology and safeguards into the production of drugs creates an additional 8 to 10 percent increase in the final cost of the medicine.
In India, up to 20 percent of all drugs sold are believed to be counterfeit.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines stated that the software piracy rate in the Philippines was 70 percent in 2011. Between 2008 to 2010, the rate of software piracy in the country was 69 percent.
In a 2011 study of app piracy in China, a report found that 17 percent of apps available in Chinese app stores were either pirated copies or packaged by someone other than the original developer.
In addition, 85 percent of the apps available in a store for jail-broken phones in China were pirated copies.
48 percent of the population of Uganda has mobile phones. Of those that have mobile phones, up to 30 percent…