In 2010, there were between 1.5 million to 3 million searches per day on Google for pirated books. The country where the most piracy searches originated from were the United States, followed closely by India.
The software piracy rate in India in 2010 was estimated to be 65 percent.
From January to August 2010, government agencies in South Korea were cited over 2,600 times for using pirated software. In 2009, over 1,900 citations were given to government offices, and around 700 cases in 2008. The increase in citations is due to an increase in monitoring software. Most of the software piracy citations were found in regional branch offices rather then central departments.
Counterfeit wine makes up to 5 percent of the world’s market in cheap wine, according to Wine Spectator Magazine.
Counterfeit goods sales in Russia totaled $29 Billion (910 Billion Roubles) in 2009. Counterfeit goods accounted for 6 percent of total retail sales in Russia in 2009. In 9 of the key retail sectors of Russia, such as alcohol, shoes, tobacco and cosmetics, sales of counterfeit goods made up to 24 percent of all sales.
There are about 5,000 counterfeit goods inspectors and market regulators spread out across 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam.
Financial losses of $515 Million (4.41 Trillion Indonesian Rupiahs) occur in Indonesia every year due to the importation of counterfeit cosmetics into the country. Fake cosmetics are the number one counterfeited product in Indonesia, with most of the counterfeit cosmetics entering the country from South Korea or China.
In 2006, the Government of India arrested 12 people for selling and manufacturing counterfeit drugs in the country. In 2009, 147 people were arrested for selling and manufacturing counterfeit drugs. An estimated 12 to 25 percent of all drugs sold within India are thought to be counterfeited.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”, was the number one selling video game of 2009. The game sold 11.86 million copies in stores and through legitimate vendors.4.1 million copies of the game was illegally pirated off of bit-torrent sites in 2009.
Over 80 percent of the computers in Cuba are believed to be using pirated copies of Microsoft.Pirated video games are sold for the equivalent of $2, and movies still showing in US theaters are regularly shown on state-owned television stations.