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1997 Anti-Piracy Statistics
Recording Industry Association of America

Counterfeit/ Pirate Seizures 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Counterfeit/ pirate cassettes 2,037,917 1,212,110 1,105,326 1,076,155 411,719
Counterfeit/ pirate CDs 17,845 14,845 25,652* 208,797*+ 128,798
Counterfeit/ pirate CD-Rs NA NA NA NA 87
Counterfeit 
pirate labels
34,449,500 23,126,036 28,477,450 20,070,650 465,688

Bootleg Seizures 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Vinyl NA 175 155 34,620 26
Cassettes 2,100 7,381 3,310 529 2,385
CDs 965 3,000 84,965 1,261,961+ 807,392
CD-Rs NA NA NA NA 355
Video 
(music related)
10,754 8,450 3,417 2,720 8,288

Actions Taken 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Search Warrants/ Consent Searches 101 69 82 96 83
Arrest/Indictments 275 329 441 225 211
Sight Seizures (without the necessity of a search warrant) 839 742 605 134 170
Guilty Pleas/Convictions 144 191 234 80 150
Civil Suits Filed 5 2 2 2 5
Judgements/Settlements 6 3 3 4 6
Educational/Cease and 
Desist Letters Sent to 
Internet Sites
NA NA NA NA 250

* Approximately 95 percent pirate CDs.
+ CD totals do not include an additional 499,081 discs that were confiscated by U.S. Customs agents during 1996 and reported in 1997

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