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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, “The Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy” (2008)

Quantitative analysis carried out by the OECD indicates that the volume of tangible counterfeit and pirated products in international trade could have been up to $200 billion in 2005. This figure does not, however, include counterfeit and pirated products that are produced and consumed domestically, nor does it include the significant volume of pirated digital products that are being distributed via the Internet. If these items were added, the total magnitude of counterfeiting and piracy worldwide could well be several hundred billion dollars more. The OECD report also finds that 70% of the source economies of IP theft are in the Asia-Pacific region.