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Re: [ARSCLIST] Piracy

> This just in. I wonder if the chemicals in CDs are as sniffable. 
> Can we have a session in this at next year's conference?
> Steve Smolian

I assume that the dogs are going for the glue that binds the two layers
of DVDs together, and this is not present in CDs.  But the dogs can't
tell the pirates from the legit -- or can they?  The irony is that until
recently most pirate films in the orient were done on the VCD system
which put video on ordinary CD pressings.

Mike Biel  mbiel@xxxxxxxxx  

> KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A DVD-sniffing anti-piracy dog named Paddy has 
> uncovered a huge cache of 35,000 discs in Malaysian warehouses, 
> many destined for export to Singapore, industry officials said on 
> Wednesday.
> The black Labrador helped enforcement officials who carried out 
> raids last week in southern Johor state which neighbours Singapore, 
> the Motion Picture Association (MPA) said in a statement.
> Paddy was given to Malaysia by the MPA to help close down piracy 
> syndicates who churn out vast quantities of illegal DVDs. The dog 
> is specially trained to detect chemicals in the discs.

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