Pirated music tracks consists of 99 percent of all digital music files in China in 2007.
Movie piracy activities on the Internet took up to 70 percent of China’s bandwidth in 2006.
Academics and media executives estimate that the percentage of content that is posted on YouTube without the studios’ consent could “be anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent.”
In a sign of the potential for increase in Internet piracy, 150 companies were created in 2006 to host online videos.
The Associated Press writes that videos distributed online are ” poised to overtake peer-to-peer file sharing as the dominant form of Internet traffic.”
The IFPI states that the ratio of unlicensed digital tracks downloaded to licensed tracks is about 20 to 1.
In China in 2006, one-fifth of searches on baidu.com was for unlicensed MP3’s. Baidu.com is China’s leading search engine with 50 percent of online searches conducted through its website.
Up to 80 percent of internet traffic is believed to be P2P file distribution, with the vast bulk of content being music and movies.
In 2004, there were between 25,000 to 30,000 pirated book available on the Internet.
The top ten universities in the United States that received piracy notifications from the RIAA in 2006 to 2007.