Hollywood Lost Two Dollars To Piracy For Every Dollar In Revenue In 2012February 4, 2013 5:35 am
We had spotted some statistics on software piracy some time back – today we spotted some stats on movie piracy specific to Hollywood, and managed to see the relative scale as well.
Hollywood made some $10.8 billion in revenue in North America in 2012. And it lost close to $20.5 billion due to movie piracy (Source)
One recent example would be Kim Dotcom’s Mega, which claims to host some 50 million plus non-infringing files already. But many other sites that link to Mega’s site, think that the content is hosted there illegally (Source)
[As many commenters have pointed out, there are multiple ways these Revenue numbers are counted, which might make the way we chose to compare this stat debatable. We plan to do a follow-up post, focusing solely on how Hollywood Revenue is counted, some time soon]