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How do I find the origin (distributor/publisher) of a counterfeit copy or unauthorized reissue??? Do these terms have the same meaning??? Is calling a counterfeit a "reissue" the way people can sell albums on places like Amazon, eBay and all of other similar sites? Is there anyway to track the sells of a "reissue"?
 
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You shouldn't be able to find the publisher of a counterfeit or unauthorized copy of a record. Think about counterfeiters of cash.... same thing with records. It's illegal and so nobody advertises that they are the counterfeiter.

A counterfeit record is like counterfeit cash.... Designed to look like the same thing and deceive. An unauthorized re-issue could be many things. It could be a counterfeit or an issue on a fictitious or bogus label - usually the same album but not intended to trick you into thinking it is the first pressing on the first ever label that released it.

Here s an example of an unauthorized issue, or technically a re-issue : The Lime Spiders first two singles on one 12" disc from USA http://www.discogs.com/Lime-Spiders-Slave-Girl/release/1857541 I like how Big Time Records USA even licensed it to a Swedish company even though they had no right releasing this product in the first place. The owner of Citadel Records Australia was told to "come to the USA if you want to sue us". He never did.
 
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