Pirated music CDs available on top online retailers, blow to Music Industry

Pirates are flooding top online retailers, including Amazon.com, with counterfeit Music CDs, landing a big blow to the already battered Music Industry.

Surprisingly, the fake CDs often cost as much as the official versions, and its very difficult to distinguish them from the real ones.

The American Association of Independent Music recently alerted its indie-label members about Chinese pirates who have been selling knockoff CDs on Amazon for slightly less than the cost of legitimate albums, bringing illicit copies to market within about two weeks of an album’s release date, and sometimes getting them featured in Amazon’s “buy box.”

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