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

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

Number of Illegal Music Downloads in Indonesia

The Indonesian Record Industry Association stated that at least 6 million people in Indonesia are illegally downloading music off of the Internet each day. The value of the music that is downloaded without payment is estimated to be $1.65 Million (16 Billion Indonesian Rupiah) per day. In 2012, customers purchased 11 million CDs during the… Continue reading Number of Illegal Music Downloads in Indonesia

Decline of Illegally Downloaded Music in 2012

A report by the NPD Group found that music piracy rates declined in 2012. According to the study, there were 26 percent less files being illegally downloaded online in 2012 than in 2011.  In addition, 40 percent of respondents stated that they stopped downloading pirated music in 2012. Nearly half of those that stopped said… Continue reading Decline of Illegally Downloaded Music in 2012

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

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