How much piracy is out there? Is it worth protecting my discs?
The problem is widespread. Optical disc piracy, a subset of the overall piracy market, is the illegal manufacturing, sale, distribution or trading of copies of motion pictures in digital disc formats including DVD, DVDR, CD,CD-R and VCD. Over 400 labs for illegal duplication and replication of audio-visual content are discovered every year in the USA. alone. In general, film copyright piracy costs the U.S. economy more than $20 billion a year.