Thursday, March 15, 2007

DVD-Sniffing Canines

These dogs aren't out to sniff for illegal substances. They're job is to sniff out pirated optical discs like DVDs and CDs. The dogs don't really know the difference between pirated and original products. What they can do is sniff them out in packages that were declared to contain something else. Lent by the Motion Pictures Association of America to the Malaysian government, these two black Labradors bring forth a new fight against intellectual property infringement. Top Hollywood studios like Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Universal Studios lost a total of $1.2 billion to movie pirates in the Asian region in 2006.

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