Online Piracy in Numbers – Facts and Statistics [Infographic]

November 1, 2011

Online Piracy or Internet Piracy is a serious problem that online community is facing. To understand how big Online Piracy.

Infographic by- GO-Gulf

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Below are some facts-

70% of Online Users Find Nothing Wrong in Online Piracy

67% of Digital piracy sites are hosted in North America and Western Europe

22% of all global Internet bandwidth is used for Online Piracy

98.8% of Data transferred using P2P networks is copyrighted

91.5% of filed available for download on Cyberlockers sites (Rapidshare, Megaupload,etc) are copyrighted material

Only 1 out of 10,000 pcs of the most popular content on the OpenBitTorrent tracker is non-copyrighted

Websites hosting pirated content receive more than 146 Million visitors per day.

$12.5 billion in economic losses each year due to Piracy in the music industry

71,060 jobs lost in the United States every year due to Online Piracy

$2.7 billion in workers’ earnings are lost each year due to Online Piracy

95% of music downloaded online is illegal

An average iPod contains pirated music of $800

42% of Softwares running in World are illegally downloaded

$59 billion of Softwares were illegally downloaded in 2010

More than 75% of computers have at least 1 downloaded illegal application

Two-Thirds of Torrents available online are illegal

Pornography is the most pirated item on web with 35.8% followed by Movies with 35.2%

Hollywood Movie “Avatar” is the most pirated movie of 2010 and was downloaded more than 17,000,000 times

China has the Highest online piracy rate of 91% in world followed by Columbia with 90% and Russia with 80% online piracy rate.

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