We’ve often heard that online piracy robs Hollywood of billions of dollars every single year. The software industry claims that in 2008, a full 41-percent of software installed in PCs are pirated versions, while $51 billion was lost in 2009 due to software piracy.
The truth of the matter is that these industries hold vastly different views towards the sharing of online content to the average consumer. While many of these industries go to great lengths and cost to halt such piracy, the majority of the public feels it’s ok to share content (getting content for free, of course, helps).
Here’s an infographic to show some perspectives on the cost of piracy:
This infographic was first posted on Background Check Resource.