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World's top 10 Online Pirate Nations

By SiliconIndia  |   Sunday, 06 May 2012, 19:14 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: The U.S. government released America’s official piracy radar of 2012, a highest priority watch list of countries with highest piracy.

Many countries including India made it to the top 10 of the priority watch list, which said, “Online piracy is rapidly supplanting physical piracy in many markets around the world.” The list hopes to shame governments into cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting and updating their copyright laws.

Here are the high priority Pirate countries.


Russia is a hotbed of piracy where no copyright laws are followed. As an entertainment industry expert states it, “They’ll pirate everything in Russia.” It was Russia's 16th straight year on the list. But recently, due to the hard pressure from the entertainment industry, Russia had started to crack down on infringement.



Illegal audio and video copying is flourishing in Pakistan despite global efforts against it. Widespread counterfeiting and piracy, particularly book and optical disc remains the reason to put country in the watch list. According to the IFPI, Pakistani replication facilities are producing in excess of 230 million copies a year.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: this is a wall of honor, not of shame! a big thank you to all these countries that let their citizens be free, protect them from the attacks of the U.S. government and media lobby
Posted by:cipnrkorvo - 09 Aug, 2012
2: Consumers (we) are actually responsible for this
Posted by:Rana - 06 May, 2012
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