MPAA training Dogs to Sniff Out DVDs

The MPAA has started to use sniffer dogs to find out if you’re mailing DVDs via FedEx:

The dogs, Lucky and Flo, faced their first test at the FedEx UK hub at Stansted Airport. “FedEx was glad to assist in Lucky and Flo’s first live test in a working situation. They were amazingly successful at identifying packages containing DVDs, which were opened and checked by HM Customs’ representatives. While all were legitimate shipments on the day, our message to anyone thinking about shipping counterfeit DVDs through the FedEx network is simple: you’re going to get caught.”

So, the MPAA sniffers did the not find any illegitimate DVDs on that day in a whole day. But they are sending a clear message: “For us, you guys out there – all of you! – are no better than drug dealers.” Now this really is pretty sick.

[via slashdot]


my new businessplan: train guinea pigs which sniff hard drives for finding illegally downloaded files. (They should be amazingly successful at identifying hard drives hosting legitimate files pretty soon.)