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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Germany Lost $660 Million in 2011 Due to Music Piracy

Germany Lost $660 Million in 2011 Due to Music Piracy

Germany Lost $660 Million in 2011 Due to Music Piracy

Added: Monday, June 25th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Another report on unauthorized downloading meant to victimize the entertainment industry and blame file-sharing claims that the German movie industry lost around $200 million in 2011, while the music industry received a real blow with almost $660 million in lost revenues.

The Berlin-Brandenburg Medienboard, known for endorsing media companies and the video game association G.A.M.E., supported the research, which was carried through by Berlin-based House of Research.

The research scrutinized different academic files with data on unauthorized download and streaming of copyrighted digital content and the impact it had on sales. The study mainly focused on the music and movie industry, while also taking a look on the games industry. However, the results were inconclusive because of the insufficient number of relevant surveys.

The results of the study say that German pirates have streamed and downloaded 185,000,000 movies illegally last year, which is 6% of the industry’s overall annual revenues. It turned out that ever since Kino.to was closed down and its operators and owners were imprisoned, film rentals increased by 29% the very next week, reaching 41% a year ago. However, in a few weeks things got back to what they used to be, because a copycat file-sharing service emerged.

Despite the fact that the House of Research does recognize the positive impact of piracy, it believes that it is too small to count. It admits that the industry now has to find reasonable solutions.

The discussions over Internet piracy and copyright legislation reached new levels in the country last year, particularly after the German Pirate Party had brought a new perspective in the political arena.

June 25th,2012

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Date:  Monday, June 25th, 2012

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-06-25 23:33:37)
crazydaan avatarand the world lost how many jews and others ??? in the second world war !! so screw them and love the piracy !!!!!!!

posted by Blocked (2012-06-26 01:41:37)
menahunie avatarSo the Germans copyright holders are complaining OF LOSING TOTAL 860 MILLION?
Then complain of illegal 185,000,000 downloaded movies? They are making a claim they have put out 185,000,000 movies?
Because any MOVIES not made in Germany can't be counted as a GERMAN loss...
Also where is the documented proof of these alleged losses? Written again by their finger on toilet paper using brown smelly ink?

posted by (2012-06-26 13:32:08)
dazza123 avatarserves them right

posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-06-26 18:13:44)
tonymengela avatar@ crazy your worried about the Jews who in reality are behind this BS in the first place? I dont think we lost the right ones

posted by Site FriendET lovermenTurtle (2012-06-26 19:29:31)
Recluse2011 avataroh well... even with that loss i bet thier families didnt go hungry,they can still drive back in thier fancy cars back to thier fancy houses... pure greed.

posted by (2012-06-26 19:38:39)
No avatar@menahunie: Ha Ha Ha and LoL thanks that was great.

$660 m in lost revenue? how much music do they produce in a month? not to mention there is no possible way that they could be suffering from that much loss as the % of piracy is only %17 globally. they must be using the fine figures and not the actual.

posted by Blocked (2012-06-27 00:02:07)
No avatarAnyone who believes figures like these is totally stupid. I can't get over the stupidity of the people 'presenting' these figures to 'try' to brainwash us. LMAO!

posted by Turtle (2012-06-27 13:27:13)
julio99 avatarScare tactics as usual. I just feel so sorry for them.LOL!!!

posted by Girl (2012-06-27 22:09:17)
careiaglock avatarCopyright holders try and count thier chickens chicks AND eggs then claim they lost what they never had in the first place. If they got all the money they claim they lost we would need to duplicate print millions of times over every piece of paper money in the world to cover all the fictional (imaginary) losses. I think I'm going to imagine my boss owes me more money on my paycheck for all the hours I've worked "off the clock" and see if he will pay me. Bottom line you have to PROVE losses to collect them and no one can prove if a person WOULD have bought something or not. You can only prove they bought it or they didn't and obviously they didn't. But, Hey there's TONS of stuff I will never buy!! What's next? Will all those manufacturers claim losses because I can't afford their Diamonds and BMW's, ect.? Okay, yeah downloading content is a bit different I know but where is the next step if they get away with this?

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