A study has found that companies in developing countries that use pirated Microsoft software save over $2.9 Billion in costs.
The sales of counterfeit products in Indonesia causes tax losses of up to $4.8 Billion (43.2 Trillion Indonesian Rupiahs) in 2010.
Software companies lost $13.5 Billion in potential revenue in Europe due to software piracy in 2010. About 35 percent of all software installed on computers across Europe are pirated. In the United States, the software piracy rate is 20 percent
According to a survey by the Business Software Alliance, 47 percent of PC users around the world get their copies of software illegally.
The Interior Ministry stated that up to 60 percent of Microsoft products in use in Russia are pirated copies.
Microsoft President Steve Ballmer stated that the company losses 95 percent of its possible revenue in China due to software piracy.
Software piracy in China created losses of $20.1 Billion in 2010, according to a research lab commissioned by the State Intellectual Property Office.
Software piracy caused losses of $58.8 Billion in 2010, an increase of 14 percent from the previous year, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA).
In 2010, authorities in Thailand conducted raids on 210 companies that were using pirated software worth $15 Million (472 Million Thai Baht). 75 percent of all computers in Thailand are estimated to be running pirated software.
According to a study focusing on 10,000 BitTorrent files found that porn was the most pirated files. Porn files consisted of 35.8 percent of the files, followed by movies (35.2 percent), television shows (12.7 percent), non-gaming software (4.2 percent), and music (2.9 percent).