KNOW THE FAKES - PIRATED MUSIC
- No SID code (IFPI ????) will be found on the inner ring of readable(shiny) side of the disc.
- The disc is usually a recordable or rewritable compact disc (CD±R/CD±RW) or digital versatile disc (DVD±R/DVD±RW).
- The readable (shiny) side of disc will almost never be silver but gold, blue, orange, etc.
- The artist performing the music and the name of the album will be handwritten on the label side of the disc or printed on a label which is then affixed to the disc.
- No copyright notices and logos/trademarks of rights holders will be found on the disc.
- The disc is usually duplicated by computer.
- The pirated music disc may be sold in an unlikely environment.
- The music will usually costs at least 60% less than what the legitimate copy sells for in retail
- Legitimate copies of CD's sell for between R70 and R150 and music DVD's for between R100 and R250 (if on a special offer they may sell for a bit less).
Please note that in some cases music CD's and DVD's of young and upcoming artists may bear some of these features. If unsure whether you are dealing with a pirate/counterfeit CD or DVD or not, contact RiSA for assistance.