The United States and Australia have the highest rates of copyright infringement, while countries such as India and South Korea are among the least likely to get their hands on content, according to a report released Tuesday by a coalition of industry and technology organizations.
“While countries such.
Russia, Iran, and China have been increasing their share of the global market share, they still have a long way to go in getting to the tipping point,” said Rob Kestenbaum, chief technology officer for the Digital Rights Alliance.
The report by the Digital Freedom Alliance, which was released Tuesday, is the first comprehensive look at piracy and intellectual property protection, the trade association of the entertainment industry.
The group surveyed more than 2,000 members of the U.S. entertainment industry to determine how they view copyright laws, the effectiveness of their laws, and how the laws affect the ability of creators to make money.
It’s no surprise that U.K. entertainment companies such as Netflix and Amazon have been among the most outspoken critics of the Copyright Alert system, which requires content creators to report any infringements to copyright holders within 24 hours.
That system is supposed to alert copyright holders in the United Kingdom and other countries who are most concerned about the rising number of pirated titles, particularly those that contain copyrighted works, but it has faced fierce criticism from both sides of the Atlantic.
Kestenba says the industry is starting to see the benefits of a Copyright Alert program, which allows content owners to alert authorities of pirating content, rather than simply letting them ignore the complaints.
But it’s not just the U., Australia, and Canada that are grappling with rising piracy rates.
The United States also has the highest rate of copyright enforcement, with nearly one in five online file-sharers reported to the U, and the highest number of takedown requests received in the country.
That compares to only one in four worldwide, according the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, and about three times the number of online file sharers in Germany.
China, the world’s second-most-pirated country, also ranks among the world leaders in copyright enforcement.
China has been working to make it harder for Internet users to file copyright claims, while also cracking down on the underground music sharing market.
The U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime has estimated that there are over 1.2 million online pirates globally, and more than a million people are arrested for piracy each year.
Kestsenbaum says the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are among those that are seeing the biggest increases in piracy.
In the U.”s case, there is no sign that the United Nations is willing to make changes to the system, and it’s expected to continue enforcing its takedown laws.
In Canada, the country with the second-highest number of internet users, more than 3.2 percent of all Internet users are reported to be online pirates, according a recent report by Canadian Intellectual Property Law Center.”
I think that the most effective way to address this issue is to put pressure on governments, and we need to have strong legal measures.”