Government Agencies Running Unlicensed Software in South Korea in 2010

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.

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Sales of Counterfeits in Russia in 2009

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.

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Tax losses from Fake Cosmetics in Indonesia

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.

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