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1999 Mid-Year Anti-Piracy Statistics
Recording Industry Association of America

Counterfeit/Pirate Seizures 1998 Midyear  1999 Midyear
Counterfeit/Pirate Cassettes 249,865 61,420
Counterfeit/Pirate CDs 133,215 70,734
Counterfeit/Pirate CD-Rs 23,858 155,496
Counterfeit/Pirate/Bootleg Labels 1,010,272 1,460,125
     
Bootleg Seizures 1998 Midyear 1999 Midyear
Cassettes  0 1,005
CDs 2,150 1,560
CD-Rs  0 10,485
Videos (music related, includes 
bootleg, counterfeit and pirate)
1,177  2,587
     
Actions Taken  1998 Midyear  1999 Midyear
Search Warrants/Consent Searches 55 71
Arrests/Indictments  174 438
Sight Seizures (without the necessity of a search warrant)  528 501
Guilty Pleas/Convictions 398 492
Civil Suits Filed 4 2
Judgments/Settlements 3 3

1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

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