Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 18 March 2010 14:41

2.7 million jobs lost to illegal downloads

Written by Fudzilla staff


Image

In Europe alone


According
to a recent study, 2.7 million Europeans have lost their jobs since 2004 due to unlicensed downloads. The study, commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce, found that economic losses caused by illegal downloads could climb to €32 billion by 2015.

The authors of the study concluded that anti-piracy efforts should be at the top of the agenda of all policy makers. Interestingly, the study found that the UK was the hardest hit region, as it has the highest number of jobs in creative sectors.

Researchers acknowledge that most piracy comes down to sharing installation discs among friends and family. Peer to peer sites, the nightmare of the music and movie industry, account for around 34 percent of illegal downloads.

More here.

Fudzilla staff

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments