In December 2000, a research team was formed to assess the piracy situation in Singapore. Over the past two years this team has collected data and information through methods such as trap purchases, industry interviews and the commissioning of both private investigators and the market research.

Findings include:
The piracy situation in Singapore is getting worse
Piracy is now threatening to completely eliminate original license holders in Singapore
The legal structure in Singapore is becoming increasingly exploited by video pirates
Singapore is becoming known in piracy circles as the place to conduct their illegal business
The growth of Singapore's original Japanese video and film industry has come to a virtual standstill