37 Digital Piracy Facts and Statistics You Must Know in 2023

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 10, 2023
Read time: 17 minutes

Discover 37 piracy statistics to help you avoid trouble in 2023. Also, learn the common sources of pirated content with ways to avoid them.

As it gets difficult for content producers to regulate content distribution online, more and more piracy sites keep facilitating the consumers, causing unavoidable damage to the creators. The most horrifying piracy fact is that digital piracy incurs over $300 million in financial losses to American ebook publishers alone. Similar (or maybe higher) losses also hit the other content niches, such as films, music, and the TV industry, every day, discouraging content creators. A responsible content consumer should always respect content distribution and copyright policies, sticking to legal platforms only.

If you want to legally watch “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show,” and “Game of Thrones,” you’ll have to subscribe to streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix. Of course, this would increase your monthly expenses. So, it’s unsurprising that people try illegal methods to access online content for free.

The global film industry incurs about $50 to $100 billion loss due to internet piracy.

So, before downloading another pirated content, look at the online piracy statistics we’ve gathered. You might find it intriguing to know how much piracy is present in everyday life.

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