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Piracy costs Spanish industry E5.121bn in 6 months

June 3, 2010

Digital content pirated in Spain during the second half of 2009 was worth E5.121 billion and accounted for 76 per cent of the CDs, movies, books and video games consumed during that period, according to a study by US consultancy firm IDC

By sector, music is most affected by illegal downloading, with a piracy rate of 95.6 per cent valued at E2.29 billion, followed by films, with 83.7 per cent and a value of E238 billion. They are followed by video games, of which 52.3 per cent are pirated, with a value of E246.2 million, and books, with a rate of 19.7 per cent and a value of E200 million.

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