RIAA Releases Mid-Year Anti-Piracy Statistics

Sorcerer used our newssubmit to tell us:


WASHINGTON’“The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that its anti-piracy efforts in the first half of 2001 led to record arrests, illegal product seizures and guilty pleas and convictions. Of particular note, seizures of illegal compact disc-recordables (CD-Rs) increased significantly in comparison to CD-Rs seized in the first half of 2000.

As everyone know, copies are widespread those days. Prime reason is the original discs are just to expensive. For example, in Guatemala, an original disc costs as much as 1 person can earn in about 2 weeks. A copy is working only 1 day… So if they put a little money aside every day, they can AND eat AND buy a CD a week, else they CAN’T eat for 2 weeks AND buy the same (original) disc.

Why such an ‘improvement’ in catching those copiers? Perhaps they pay more attention to it? Now they are pushed by the music (and other) industry to show some results? Who’ll say it…

But ya know? It’s 1 huge conspiracy! I tell you…

Source: Riaa-page