Unauthorised editions

IASA does not condone the practice of making unauthorised, pirated, bootleg, etc., recordings. It is recognised, however, that sometimes an unauthorised or suspected unauthorised recording may be received by an audiovisual archive, e.g., a copy of the original release of Bob Dylan's Great White Wonder double album.

When cataloguing such material, any information to be recorded about the illegality of the item should be confirmed to be correct as far as possible, and supported in a cataloguer comment (see 7.B.35), to eliminate any future implication of liability for the archive or cataloguing agency.