Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Recent estimates place the global recording industry's losses to pirates, counterfeiters, and bootleggers at $1.5 billion annually, and losses due to home taping at over $2 billion annually. Even in a thriving industry, these losses are staggering. The purpose of this Note is to survey the scope of the problem of unauthorized duplication of sound recordings and to examine international and national efforts by governments and the recording industry to eradicate this problem.