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

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

Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

According to the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft, the music industry in South Africa loses up to $45 Million (500 Million South African Rand) each year to pirated music. The main causes of users downloading music in South Africa is the cheap or free price of the music files and the availability of the… Continue reading Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

Number of Online Searches for Music and Song Lyrics

Everyday there are five million searches on Google for music  and song lyrics, according to the National Music Publishers’ Association. Over half of the lyrics that are displayed is shown on websites that do not have a license to show the lyrics. These websites show the lyrics, which are protected by copyright, and earn revenue… Continue reading Number of Online Searches for Music and Song Lyrics

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

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