Estimated Losses to Movie Piracy as of 2013

As of 2013, the movie industry has backed away from previous figures estimating the losses from movie piracy. The Motion Picture Associated of America previously reported that up to $58 Billion was lost in business revenue in the United States due to pirating activities. In an April 5, 2013 article in the Wall Street Journal,… Continue reading Estimated Losses to Movie Piracy as of 2013

Removal of Copyrighted Materials on YouTube

In late 2007, online video site YouTube introduced Content ID, a program designed to identify and take down copyrighted materials and content from its website. In 2013, YouTube announced that over 4,000 companies use the program to monitor the website to ensure that their copyrighted materials is not being use. In the 5 years that… Continue reading Removal of Copyrighted Materials on YouTube

Revenue Loss to Gulf Companies From Counterfeits

The regional manager for Virgin Megastore in Dubai stated that their industry believes that it losses between 20 to 30 percent of revenue due to counterfeiting and pirating activities in the Gulf Region. Other companies in the region state that the loss to revenue could be as high as 60 percent due to counterfeiting. In a single… Continue reading Revenue Loss to Gulf Companies From Counterfeits

US Movie Industry Losses as of 2012

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, businesses in the United States lose up to $58 Billion and 373,000 jobs a year due to movie piracy activities. The figure is in dispute, as other researchers put the economic impact of movie piracy at a lower rate. One researcher at the Cato Institute estimates that… Continue reading US Movie Industry Losses as of 2012

Piracy Sites Funded by Advertising

According to a report by Google and the Performing Rights Society for Music in Britain, roughly 86 percent of file-sharing websites that allow users to share digital content rely on advertising to fund their operations. For websites that allow Live-TV Streaming, 67 percent of the sites relied upon advertising to fund their operations. Source:  Dawn… Continue reading Piracy Sites Funded by Advertising

DVD Sales in Ahmedabad, India

The illegal trade in pirated DVDs in Ahmedabad, India is estimated to be worth $18 Million (1 Billion Indian Rupees). There are over 200 street vendors and 100 shops that sell pirated movies on DVDs in the city.The stores sell pirated movies of Bollywood films, Hollywood movies, television shows and porn.

A seller told the media that he sells around 100 DVDs a day and makes between $0.36 to $0.54 (20 to 30 Rupees) for each pirated copy he sells. Out of that total, he pays the police $0.18 (10 Rupees) as a bribe.

Number of Viewers of Movies Online in New Zealand

In August 2011, the number of times that Internet users in New Zealand viewed pirated movies online was 110,000. After a change in law where pirated content users could be fined up to $11,980 (15,000 New Zealand Dollars), the number of online views of pirated movies dropped to 50,000 in September 2011.

Up to 41 percent of all Internet users in New Zealand access pirated content online. 28 percent of all Internet users worldwide access pirated content online.