At the end of 2010, China was deploying 650,000 law enforcement personnel to seize and disrupt book piracy, software piracy and movie piracy within the country.
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.
In the second half of 2009, piracy in Spain cost $6.28 Billion (5.1 Billion Euros) to content producers. Legal sales in the country during the same period were $1.97 Billion (1.6 Billion Euros). Movie piracy accounted for $2.95 Billion and music piracy for $2.83 Billion. Of the digital music market, 95 percent is illegally downloaded.… Continue reading Piracy in Spain
Book piracy in Thailand allows for pirated copies of textbooks to be sold 10 to 15 percent cheaper then authorized copies. The most pirated textbooks in Thailand are science, math, Thai and English language books.
From 2007 to 2009, police in Turkey seized 7.75 million pirated CDS and Movies, along with 1.6 million pirated books. The counterfeit goods seizures were the result of more than 9,500 police operations that resulted in over 10,000 arrests.
A study by Attributor reported that 9 million digital books were pirated off the Internet in 2009.
Popular file-hosting website Rapidshare receives requests to remove pirated materials on their servers for about 1 to 2 percent of all files each day.
500 million pirated books are produced each year in China, with 40 percent of all books sold being pirated copies.
Book piracy in India causes 30 to 40 percent of a book’s profit to be lost.
Book piracy in Vietnam leads to 90 percent of all textbooks used in the English teaching market to be pirated.