There was a time when the purchase of pirated was the only way to get your favorite music man in the street. A savings while several 'hryvnia' forced the average buyer a blind eye to, yes in general, not even given to thinking that it becomes an accomplice in the crime. Starting as early as the late 80's, and especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian and Russian markets are beginning to fill counterfeit, produced novice traders – the show-business people. Speaking about the Ukrainian market, the situation was as follows: in search of incomes for a wave of immigrants string bags clogged weighty goods comprising half Resources 'batkvschini-Nenko', rushed abroad. Most of their numbers steadily visited neighbors: Hungary, Romania, Poland, Belarus and Russia. And then it began sharing 'clock-on-pants. " Well bottom Bilje, of course went to immigrants.
Together with chewing gum, candy wrappers, consoles and other bullshit to Ukraine were imported and counterfeit (Law of Ukraine has not even slept, and was in a petrified state.) Hype was huge! With the collapse of the Soviet Union with no longer available products have monopolized the show market firms 'Submit', a pirates offering a wide range of releases with recordings of popular foreign artists, which previously was available only with great difficulty and for a lot of money. Seeing that the profitable business, more savvy 'entrepreneurs' have started their own production. Since the mid 90's on all layouts Ukraine could see the release of local production with the logos of Western Thunder, Gold Lion, a little later Euro Star (before cassettes firms were imported from Poland, and since 1997 the production was adjusted and the Ukraine), Moon Records, art, Big Staff M and many others, not to mention imported from abroad, including and Russia. Initially, these were cassettes, somewhere in 1996, the pirates have established production of CDs and is closer to 2000 began to appear remarks pirated releases on dvd, vcd and other media. In 2002, the U.S. government announced Ukraine leader pirate market in the world (), then imposed in respect of exported United States of Ukrainian goods sanctions totaling $ 75 million. Estimated to Washington, while in Ukraine annually produce approximately 30-40 million illegal CDs, with losses of U.S. firms from