In 2011, movie piracy in Germany created losses of $200 Million to the film industry. Users in Germany illegally downloaded or viewed unauthorized steams of movies on 185 million occasions.
Between 45 to 50 percent of all Internet users in Singapore are believed to access pirated entertainment content, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). There are around 300,000 incidents of illegally downloading of movies, music and other content each month.
Up to 90 percent of all digital content provided to users on the Internet in Vietnam is pirated. The content includes music, movies, software and mobile phone apps.
The Content Overseas Distribution Association, a Japanese organization enforcing intellectual property, reported that 3,300 people have been arrested between 2005 and 2011 in international markets for selling pirated DVDs of Japanese shows and music. During the 6 years, 6.5 million pirated DVDS of Japanese content was seized.
According to a poll by Colombia University, 46 of all adults in the United States reported pirating copies of a television show, movie or music recording. 70 percent of those in the 18 to 29 year old bracket used pirated content, according to the report.
Between 2009 and 2011, the French agency that administers the three strikes law in France against music piracy sent out 822,000 emails to people suspected of illegally downloading music. The agency then sent 68,000 second warnings by mail to uses who were continuing piracy. Out of the second warning letters, 165 cases were forwarded and counted as the third strike, where courts are now able to impose a $2,600 (2,000 Euros) fine and suspend the users Internet connection for a month.
The city of London had the most pirated music downloads in 2011, according to Musicmetric, an independent music data tracking service located in the UK. The top six cities in the UK where music piracy activities occurred in 2011 were London, followed by Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) estimated that 28 percent of Internet users worldwide accessed pirated music online in 2011. Source: Mike Collett-White, “Music sales fall again in 2011, but optimism grows,” Reuters, January23, 2012.
According to a study by the Swiss government, as many as 2.61 million citizens living in Switzerland illegally downloaded pirated content from the Internet.
A report published by the United States Department of Justice stated that $2.6 Billion in Federal, state and local taxes are lost due to movie, music, software and video game piracy each year. The pirated materials also causes the loss of 373,375 jobs within the country.