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IFPI: CD piracy increased dramatically in 2001

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2002 13:59

According to a study by IFPI, an international recording industry's lobbying group, professional CD piracy increased dramatically in 2001. Number of pirated CDs sold increased from 640 million in 2000 to 950 million in 2001.
IFPI claims that the main reason behind the trend is the fact that blank CDRs and fast CD burners have become cheaper and more widely available, so virtually anyone can setup a small CD manufacturing plant in their garage. IFPI estimates that the CD piracy is roughly split in half by professional CD manufacturing plants and "garage-piracy".

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