Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

In a survey of over 6,000 people in Finland between the ages of 7 to 84, researchers found that on average each person who downloaded pirated content online had about 2,900 pirated music files and 90 pirated movie files. The researchers who conducted the study beleives that downloaders have more music files is due to… Continue reading Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

A report by TorrentFreak stated that an online service is providing customers with the ability to set up a fully working online streaming site that displays pirated movies and television shows. People who are looking to own their own movie streaming site pay at least $200 to the service. Once payment is complete, the service… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Criminal justice agencies in Jamaica reportedly seized $14.5 Million (1.6 Billion Jamaican Dollars) worth of counterfeit goods across the country between April 2013 to April 2014. Security agents in Jamaica state that proceeds from the sale of counterfeits are used to fund the operations of organized crime groups active in the country. Between the time… Continue reading Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica

Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

A study on digital content by La Coalicion found that 51 percent of internet users in Spain accessed pirated content in 2013. 84 percent of all digital content, such as movies and music, were illegally consumed in Spain during the year. 43 percent of the internet users who committed online piracy stated that they had… Continue reading Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

In a study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance, researchers calculated that online streaming sites and BitTorrent sites that allow users to access pirated movies and television shows make up to $227 Million a year from advertising. The 30 largest websites, such as The Pirate Bay, earn around $4.4 Million a year, with the largest… Continue reading How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

Cost to Buy Pirated Copies of Wolf of Wall Street in Kenya

The Kenya Film Classification Board banned the movie Wolf of Wall Street from being show in the country due to its “extreme scenes of nudity, sex, debauchery, hedonism and cursing”, as reported by the BBC. Despite the ban, the Oscar-nominated movie directed by Martin Scorsese about a Wall Street stockbroker is readily available on the… Continue reading Cost to Buy Pirated Copies of Wolf of Wall Street in Kenya

File Sharing Declined Between 2008 and 2013

In 2008, file sharing of pirated content online accounted for 31 percent of all Internet traffic, according to Sandvine, a network equipment company. In 2013, file sharing activity accounted for less than 10 percent of overall Internet activity. Entertainment officials attribute the drop to the rise in free online streaming sites. In a study conducted… Continue reading File Sharing Declined Between 2008 and 2013

Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

On average, criminal justice programs in South Africa record 26 busts of counterfeit goods from entering the country through ports of entry each day. In 2013, a total of $251 Million (2.6 Billion South African Rand) was seized by security services in South Africa. Among the items seized were replica clothing worth $14.9 Million (155… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

Earnings for a Pirate Movie Uploader to Streaming Sites

In an interview with TorrnetFreak, an online pirate who uploads movies to streaming sites explained how he makes money. According to the individual, a person uploads content such as movies or television shows to a file-hosting site. Users who watch the movies are also show advertisements. The file-hosting website has affiliate programs where ad revenue… Continue reading Earnings for a Pirate Movie Uploader to Streaming Sites

Cost to Buy a Pirated Movie in Malaysia

Intellectual property experts in Malaysia state that the cost to produce a pirated DVD that is sold on the streets is $0.16 (.50 Malaysian Ringgit.) The pirated DVD sellers are able to sell the discs on the streets for $0.95 to $1.58 (3 to 5 Ringgit). Source:  Rashvinjeet S. Bedi, “Criminologist lauds crackdown on pirated… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Pirated Movie in Malaysia