UK Trains Dogs To Sniff Out Pirated DVDs.
"This is the first time dogs have been used anywhere in the world to search for counterfeit DVDs and the results were amazing. With theco-operation and assistance of FedEx and Customs we were able to properly test the dogs in a live situation and prove that they can work in a busy working environment." said the director of FACT.
FACT claims to have trained the dogs, Flo and Lucky, to sniff out counterfeit DVDs. But in truth there is no way for for a dog to tell a legit copy of Big Momma's House 2 from a pirated one. That means that the dogs, if deployed at a FedEx Hub or customs station, would identify every package containing DVDs. Which would then have to be opened and searched by trained personnel. So whether you are a multimillion dollar Chinese pirate, or just sending grandma a home movie of little Timmy's first steps, you'll receive the same treatment. Some one will open your packages, and peer at what's inside them. In the case of unlabeled DVDs, that would require some one to watch them to verify their content. If I am sending some one a perfectly legal home made or even store bought DVD, I don't want any one else's hands or eyes on it.
Narcotics are illegal. Explosives are illegal. But a DVD is information. And the legality of that DVD is dependent on the source of the information and the reason and method used to create it. That is not a judgment a dog can make. Whether he is wearing a yellow leash, or a FACT windbreaker.
"She's right, Scoob, up close they look totally fake." - Shaggy