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Piracy of leisure books in Spain in 2015

Submitted by veraliah on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:31
The Spanish Creators Coalition, to which our member CEDRO belongs, presented recently their Piracy Observatory 2015. The study that was aimed at analysing the impact of piracy in the country, has revealed alarming results in terms of the damage to the creative industries. 
So far as the book industry is concerned, the study only addressed leisure books  and revealed that piracy grew up to 36% last year, and that as a consequence some 103 million euros will not be perceived by authors and publishers and that 45 percent of pirated books are what it is considered as new releases. 
The study also suggests that ending piracy and illegal access to digital content in Spain could mean the creation of over 21.600 direct jobs. Besides the creation of jobs, the tax contribution would also be higher. 
More information (in Spanish) is available here