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Old 05-08-06, 08:40 AM
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Fake DVD sniffing dogs

From Engadget.com:

Dear fair use consumer large-scale phony DVD mafia ringleader: we certainly don't hope you're using FedEx UK to ship around those counterfeit movies en masse to clients like an illegitimate Netflix or something. Why, you may ask? Good question. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has begun employing two very special black labs for the express purpose of sniffing out pirated DVDs. If it sounds fantastical, think again. The two doggies who volunteered for the job, Lucky and Flo, have already begun sniffing out phony DVDs from packed parcels (the third, Hustle, quit to pursue an acting career as the vicious barking dog in hip hop videos). Never mind the privacy implications for those mailing backup DVDs to themselves (like, when they're moving), this is all about nailing the more nefarious counterfeiting individuals who may soon have to find a better way to move their wares -- unless they just give up and put Lucky and Flow out of business. In which case can they come help sniff out our keys? We're like, totally late, really gotta go.
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Old 05-08-06, 08:45 AM
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Alrighty then...
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Old 05-08-06, 10:10 AM
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Unless you're shipping crates and crates full of DVDs, I really doubt your package is going to get inspected by the TWO dogs they have to do so.

Here's a better article on them: http://www.netscape.co.uk/technology...%20FAKE%20DVDS
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From the article:

"A Fact spokesman said the dogs had been taught to identify DVDs that might be located in boxes, envelopes or other packaging"



Isn't that pretty much any DVD?
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We're going to get you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bootleger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Why would you want a DVD sniffing dog that wasn't real?
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Old 05-08-06, 07:27 PM
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Luckily, all parcels get routed through NoFuckingWayLand, where these two dogs are located.
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Old 05-08-06, 07:41 PM
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Okay, so they smell the compounds only on the writeable discs. Do they know the difference between written discs and blank ones?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
From the article:

"A Fact spokesman said the dogs had been taught to identify DVDs that might be located in boxes, envelopes or other packaging"



Isn't that pretty much any DVD?
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WTF?
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Old 05-09-06, 01:45 AM
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So this should affect Universal's business?? Facets too??

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Old 05-09-06, 02:06 AM
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How again does this work? I understand drug sniffing dogs, there isn't a form of legal cocaine (unless I missed something somewhere).

However, there are many legitimate reasons to ship dvd's. If I could find a killer deal on blank media in the UK, I'd probably order it.
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Old 05-09-06, 09:37 AM
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Engadget.com I think has assumed the dogs would sniff for writable media. There is no evidence or statement outside of their site that suggests this is the case.
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Old 05-09-06, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by splattii
Engadget.com I think has assumed the dogs would sniff for writable media. There is no evidence or statement outside of their site that suggests this is the case.
Ah, good. That's a relief. I can safely buy my factory-pressed bootleg DVDs without concern.

I'm kidding, folks.

I don't live in the UK.
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