DVD pirata na bagagem? cuidado, os cachorros estão farejando…

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things: “Customs dogs trained to sniff out DVDs in luggage

FedEx, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have successfully trained a pair of dogs to detect DVDs in boxes. Why? Because, as you know, DVD piracy supports terrorists.

The dogs were trained over an eight month period to identify DVDs that may be located in boxes, envelopes or other packaging, as well as discs concealed amongst other goods which could be sold illegally in the UK. These DVDs are often smuggled by criminal networks involved in large scale piracy operations from around the world.

For their first major live test, Lucky and Flo were put to work at FedEx%u2019s UK hub at Stansted Airport and were immediately successful in identifying packages and parcels containing DVDs for destinations in the UK.

“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. “With the cooperation and assistance of FedEx and Customs we were able to properly test the dogs in a real life situation and prove that they can work in a busy airport environment.”