Counterfeits are reprints of official releases which try to have exactly the same look as originals (labels and sleeves).
Pirates are reprints of official releases as well. But the "producers" do not try to make the record look like the original
(this meaning they use different label styles as well as different sleeves).
This section will deal with records released by non Kiss companies, more known as pirates and counterfeits.
The Asian vinyl LP΄s are pirate copies. Most of them were copied from a official vinyl record and released without permission. The record covers are made of paper or thin cardboard and this was typical of vinyl records from Asia.
Other countries as well choosed to make some custom releases with new covers for existing vinyls, many re-prints from the catalogue, mostly picture disc΄s or releases that never was released officially.
A Pirate CD couldcontain any one or all of the indicators shown: No record company logos
SID Code obliterated
No SID Codes
Poor-quality inlay & graphics, often 2 color print only
Poor paper quality
Incomplete, incorrect, or no licensing or trademark details
Discrepancies between disc and packaging
Artist name or album title is incomplete or cropped off the disc
More than one artists full album on a disc
No plastic jewel case
CD΄s, plastic cases and inlay cards packed separately
Disc is a CD-R/DVD-R
A pirated DVD couldcontain any one or all of the indicators shown: All zone region code
Poor-quality labels that can be peeled off
Film title is incomplete or cropped off the disc
Release date of title - Film is currently in cinemas
Zone 1 logos and Asian or Cyrillic characters
Discrepancies between inlay card and disc
Discrepancies on inlay card relating to information
from other films
Poor color reproduction/fuzzy pictures or graphics
Poor-quality paper stock
Copyright holder not mentioned, incorrect, or fictitious
DVD contains more than one film on a disc