[LINK] DVD pirating costing industry $1.7b: Debus

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 16:38:49 AEDT 2008

> Estimates of the loss to various sectors in Australia include the
> following:
> $233m per year due to the piracy and counterfeiting of films (LEK 2006)
> $677m of lost sales, in 2002, in the Australian toy, software and
> video games industry. • This includes $445.7m lost sales in the
> business software industry (Allen 2003)
> $515m in absolute losses in software piracy in 2006 (BSA & IDC 2006)
> $45m per year as the cost to Australian subscription television
> industry (ASTRA 2006a)
> $300m per year in breaches of trade mark as losses to the textile,
> clothing and footwear  industry (ACAG 2000).
> Stil

>From the Oz - total box office receipts for this year (looking to be a
record) around $900m:

So the piracy costs the entertainment industry almost double film
ticket sales? Come on.
Michael Skeggs

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