One out of every three music discs sold in the world last year was pirated, with fake recordings outselling legal ones in 31 countries, an industry group said Thursday, L.A. Daily News reported.

The bootleg industry is growing in Latin America, India, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, although around the world some countries are cracking down on copyright theft by shutting down illegal recording facilities, the International Federation of Phonographic Industries said in its annual report.

Though a record number of bootleg discs were seized last year, pirated recordings still racked up $4.6 billion in sales, the group said.

The federation named Spain and nine other countries as priorities: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia and Ukraine.

It is no longer acceptable for governments and individuals to turn a blind eye or to regard piracy as merely a small irritation to society.

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