MPAA Uses Dogs To Find Pirated DVDs

 - Apr 18, 2007
References: news.softpedia
MPAA, FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), FedEx and HM Revenue & Customs have joined forced to fight DVD piracy. Instead of using hi-tech sensors or sophisticated systems, they're new approach is to use Labradors named Lucky and Flo.

The dogs underwent an eight month period of training to be able to identify DVDs that may be located in boxes, envelopes or other packaging, as well as discs hidden amongst other goods which are often smuggled by criminal networks involved in large scale piracy operations.

At Stansted Airport, the dogs were put on a test for the first time and were immediately successful in identifying packages and parcels containing DVDs.

“This is the first time dogs have been used anywhere in the world to search for counterfeit DVDs and the results were amazing,” said Raymond Leinster Director General of FACT.