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1996 Anti-Piracy Statistics
Recording Industry Association of America

Counterfeit/ Pirate Seizures 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Counterfeit/ pirate cassettes 2,548,030 2,037,917 1,212,110 1,105,326 1,076,155
Counterfeit/ pirate CDs 690 17,845 14,845 25,652* 208,797*
Counterfeit/ pirate LPs NA 83,445 13,675 0 7,245
Counterfeit/pirate cassettes (in-process) 165,610 370,600 158,630 155,385 59,536
Counterfeit 
cassettes labels
32,377,125 34,449,500 23,126,036 28,477,450 20,070,650

Bootleg Seizures 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Vinyl 2,667 NA 175 155 34,620
Cassettes 4,719 2,100 7,381 3,310 529
CDs 16,213 965 3,000 84,965 1,261,961
Video 
(music related)
4,458 10,754 8,450 3,417 2,720

Actions Taken 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Search Warrants/ Consent Searches 116 101 69 82 96
Arrest/Indictments 224 275 329 441 225
Sight Seizures (without the necessity of a search warrant) 1,423 839 742 605 134
Guilty Pleas/Convictions 128 144 191 234 80
Civil Suits Filed 3 5 2 2 2
Judgements/Settlements 6 6 3 3 4

* Approximately 95 percent pirate CDs.

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