DVD Sniffing Dogs

So that pre-release copy of Iron Man I keep in my underwear drawer is NOW completely susceptible to infiltration - goddamn the DVD-sniffing pooches of the MPAA!

John Malcolm, head of MPAA’s piracy division has come up with a brilliant idea to foil the remainder of pirates who have slipped through the system and until now, have somehow avoided detection.

Trained to sniff out the polycarbonate used in DVDs, the two Labs have successfully recovered millions of pirated discs.

On the surface, Lucky and Flo (featured in the photo above) appear to be more of a PR stunt than the real McCoy, but their purpose and abilities are very real. In fact, other nations are following suit. South Africa is soon to engage in the disc-sniffing business as are other countries who have picked up the scent of the recent announcement.

The MPAA has turned to dog-whisperer Nial Powell, chairman of the Search and Rescue Dog Association of Ireland North, who apparently has had much success on training dogs to recover underwater drowning victims. It took about six months to train the canines.

The MPAA estimates it paid about $18,000 for both dogs.

[Via Wired]

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