What Type of Fakes are Bought in Britain

A survey conducted by accounting company PwC found that 18 percent of consumers in Britain admitted to purchasing counterfeit alcohol. 16 percent reported purchasing counterfeit drugs such as Viagra and weight-loss pills. And 13 percent admitted to buying counterfeit cigarettes. British consumers between the ages of 18 to 34 bought the most counterfeits, with 60… Continue reading What Type of Fakes are Bought in Britain

Using Search Engines to Find Free Downloads

According to a study commissioned by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), 74 percent of consumers surveyed in a study stated that they first found a website offering pirated materials through a search engine. 58 percent of searches with keywords such as the movie’s title or names of television shows had links to online… Continue reading Using Search Engines to Find Free Downloads

Number of People Committing Online Piracy in 2013

327 million people around the world was searching for pirated content online, according to a study commissioned by NBCUniversial. The people accessing pirated content accounted for 14 billion page views on websites that were proving content without a licenses. The number of page views was 10 percent higher than the amount recorded in November 2011.… Continue reading Number of People Committing Online Piracy in 2013

AdSense Accounts Disabled Due to Pirated Content

In 2012, Google disabled the AdSense accounts and prevented ads from being displayed on 46,000 websites that was providing pirated content. However, Google also stated in the report “How Google Fights Piracy” that all major search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Google only provides 16 percent of the traffic to bit-torrent and piracy sites… Continue reading AdSense Accounts Disabled Due to Pirated Content

Online Piracy Rate in the UK in 2012-2013

A study conducted for Ofcom indicated that nearly one in four downloads on the Internet in the United Kingdom involves a pirated material. The study covered the time period of May 2012 to May 2013. Most of the illegally downloaded content in the UK is done by a small percentage of users. According to the… Continue reading Online Piracy Rate in the UK in 2012-2013

Movie Piracy and Torrents in Russia

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, people in Russia download 31 million unlicensed American movies each year using torrent services. In 2012, the International Intellectual Property Alliance found that there were 0 cases of Internet piracy prosecution cases during the year. (More movie piracy statistics.) Source:  Ilya Khrennikov, “Netflix Clones in Russia Get… Continue reading Movie Piracy and Torrents in Russia

Online Piracy in Norway

In 2008, an estimated 1.2 billion music songs were digitally pirated on the Internet in Norway. In 2012, the number of pirated musics files dropped to 210 million. 260 million movies were illegally downloaded in Norway in 2008. By 2012, the number of pirated movies downloaded online fell to 120 million. Both declines in the… Continue reading Online Piracy in Norway

Earnings From Selling Pirated Movies in Los Angeles

An officer from the Los Angeles Police Department told the media that some pirated movie seller who offer their DVDs on a blanket in the streets of LA can make up to $20,00 to $80,00 a month. (More income from the underground economy.) Source:  “FBI Targets Pirated Movie, Music Sales With PSA Campaign,” CBS Los Angeles,… Continue reading Earnings From Selling Pirated Movies in Los Angeles

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

Value of Unlicensed US Pay-TV Viewed in Asia

Media companies in the United States estimates that up to $1 Billion worth of Pay-TV shows are watched in Asia without the proper licenses and fees being paid. In China alone, the US International Trade Commission stated that $48 Billion worth of copyright materials produced by business in the US was consumed in China in… Continue reading Value of Unlicensed US Pay-TV Viewed in Asia