According to its annual report, the Entertainment Software Association sent 3.5 million takedown notices during 2012 in an ongoing effort to stop copyright infringement. The ESA's Anti-Piracy group was able to remove 96 percent of the 5.4 million infringing files found on host sites. The group also enlisted the help of search giant Google to takedown more than 99,500 search engine links containing infringing game files.
Over the course of 2012, the Anti-Piracy group conducted 32 training sessions for an estimated 1,250 international law enforcement officials.
The report also mentions the ESA's efforts to stop piracy in Canada, Brazil, Singapore, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Korea.