Pirated Books Seized in Chile

Between 2011 and 2013, authorities in Chile seized 362,752 pirated books from stores across the country. The pirated books were valued at $1.5 Million. In 2013, a total of 6,559 pirated books valued at $106,000 were seized in Chile. The rate of seizures has increased in 2014, with 13,181 pirated books being seized in the… Continue reading Pirated Books Seized in Chile

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

Pirated Books in the Netherlands

According to research by Dutch firm GfK, only 10 percent of all ebooks on devices were actually paid for, with most of the digital books being pirated. On average, an e-reader in the Netherlands holds on average 117 ebooks. Out of that total, 11 were bought at legitimate websites. The remaining books were pirated at… Continue reading Pirated Books in the Netherlands

Pirated Books in Nigeria

Security services in Nigeria seized a shipping container in December 2013 that contained over 40,000 pirated books that were on its way to be sold within the country. The 1X20 foot container contained 1,336 cartons filled with pirated copies of books. In total, Customs officials stated that 40,080 copies of pirated books with a retail… Continue reading Pirated Books in Nigeria

Availability of Pirated Text Books

An online brand protection firm conducted an investigation into the availability of textbooks as pirated copies on the Internet. Netnames investigated 50 popular textbooks that are used by students in the United Kingdom. Based on their findings, up to 76 percent of the titles were available as free pirated e-books. The most pirated textbooks were… Continue reading Availability of Pirated Text Books

Percentage of College Students Pirating Textbooks in the US

A survey conducted by Book Industry Study Group fond that during the Spring 2013 semester, 34 percent of college students in the United States illegally downloaded course materials from unauthorized websites. In 2010, the percentage of textbook piracy 20 percent. In addition to unauthorized downloads, 31 percent of students in the survey stated that they… Continue reading Percentage of College Students Pirating Textbooks in the US

Pirated Digital Content in the UK

Over a three month period that ended in January 2013, almost 400 million digital files were pirated by Internet users in the United Kingdom. According to a study by Ofcom, 18 percent of Internet users in the UK over the age of 12 accessed a pirated copy of an entertainment service. These files included movies,… Continue reading Pirated Digital Content in the UK

Pirated Ebooks Impact in Spain

Pirated ebooks in Spain caused the book industry  to lose up to $467 Million (€350 Million) in revenue, according to a report by the Federation of Publishers’ Associations and the ISBN Agency of Spain. Book publishing in Spain is a €3 Billion industry. (More statistics on pirated books and ebook piracy here.) Source:  “Piracy Taking… Continue reading Pirated Ebooks Impact in Spain