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DVD-sniffing dog makes big piracy bust

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jun 2009 1:03 User comments (20)

DVD-sniffing dog makes big piracy bust According to industry officials, an anti-piracy dog by the name of Paddy has made a large bust in Malaysia, uncovering 35,000 pirated discs in a few warehouses in the region.
The MPA added in a statement that the raids occurred last week in southern Johor. Paddy is trained to detect chemicals in DVD-R discs.

"Paddy led enforcement officers on a successful weekend operation to shut down the supply lines of pirated movie DVDs in the Malaysian state of Johor,"
read the statement.

"Post-raid investigations revealed that two of the targets were actively involved in exporting pirated DVDs to Singapore."

After the raids, 6 factories were shut down and brand new titles such as "Terminator Salvation", "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", "Angels and Demons" and "Star Trek" were seized.

"This is a clear signal to the pirates that we will not waver in our efforts to shut them down,"
continued Mohamad Roslan Mahayudin, director-general of enforcement for the Malaysian ministry.

"We are glad to hear that Paddy's skills are being put to good use against the large, organised network of pirates involved in exporting illegal pirated DVDs to Singapore,"
concluded Mike Ellis, the MPA's Asia-Pacific managing director.

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20 user comments

17.6.2009 1:14

That can't be very healthy for the dog, sniffing out all those chemicals...

27.6.2009 1:32

pretty soon the dog will die from sniffing to many chemicals

37.6.2009 3:41

I wonder how many blank disc shipments these dogs have screwed up....mmm.....

47.6.2009 13:24

makes me wonder how do they know that they aren't blank instead of pirated disks.....

57.6.2009 15:51

How the hell does a dog know the diff from written media to blank?

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67.6.2009 18:02

Aduh.... the dog puts them in a PC to find out what's on them. Sheez..

77.6.2009 18:58

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I wonder how many blank disc shipments these dogs have screwed up....mmm.....
Probably

87.6.2009 22:40

"Paddy is trained to detect chemicals in DVD-R discs."

-I take it the pirates will start using bluray?

97.6.2009 23:36

PETA vs. MPA!

Round 1, FIGHT!

108.6.2009 1:24
evnflow
Inactive

Originally posted by Rudeboi:
PETA vs. MPA!

Round 1, FIGHT!
what an unlikely ally for pirates that would be..haha..well if you ever needed strong-arm tactics against MPAA..they would be the group..haha

118.6.2009 15:22

well, it seems like an unlawful way to gain a warrant. How can you knwo that they're not just blank like its been mentioned before.

128.6.2009 17:30

In otherwords those dogs can sniff the blanks that we have
wow i would say very smart dogs

Hey i wonder what dothey do if pirates start makings blurays

maybe Cop.......s start sniffing the chemicals

138.6.2009 17:31

In otherwords those DOGS can sniff the blanks that we have
wow i would say very smart DOGS

Hey i wonder what dothey do if pirates start makings blurays

maybe Cop.......s start sniffing the chemicals

DOGS:people who works undercover

148.6.2009 21:23

Maybe the dogs is trained to smell chemical in pressed-dvd used in pirated dvd. Not to smell recordable dvd-r media.

There almost no pirate use blank dvd-r. Most pirated dvd you can buy easily at Mall, supermarket, etc etc is created on factory-pressed-dvd.

And, that thing really have strong smell. Just go to any mall in malaysia or indonesia and buy one. Then smell the dvd.
You will understand what i mean.
(its almost impossible for you to get original movies, games, softwares on Indonesia Mall, they only selling pirated things.)

159.6.2009 0:47

Their version of peta=people for the ethical treatment of animals.

My version of peta=people eating tasty animals.

ok that was a joke so don't get too stoked over it.


Fyi some dogs sense of smell is so great that they can pick up a scent left outside, in all sorts of weather, after it has been there for weeks. I imagine the can sniff differences in disks burned, unburned, pressed, etc. Now you know why they use them and as for the ones employing them... well they sniff other chemicals.

edited for spelling

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169.6.2009 0:53

The studios should run a 10 year plan to under cut the pirates, then after that wait 5-10 years until piracy rates are back up they can make some profit off cheap pressed films for those areas, and repeat as necessary, if you don;t fight them on their terms they win because that's how true free markets work....god US corp has forgotten so many basic things....

1712.6.2009 15:46

JUST USE DVD+R

1812.6.2009 15:50

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

1913.6.2009 9:34

Originally posted by jutsu:
Maybe the dogs is trained to smell chemical in pressed-dvd used in pirated dvd. Not to smell recordable dvd-r media.

There almost no pirate use blank dvd-r. Most pirated dvd you can buy easily at Mall, supermarket, etc etc is created on factory-pressed-dvd.

And, that thing really have strong smell. Just go to any mall in malaysia or indonesia and buy one. Then smell the dvd.
You will understand what i mean.
(its almost impossible for you to get original movies, games, softwares on Indonesia Mall, they only selling pirated things.)
Yeah, you're right. Pirate discs have a very strong, unique smell to them.

2013.6.2009 13:05
varnull
Inactive

Oh and there I was just thinking about the similarity between what I see most dogs sniffing at and the hollywood content of the disks.
I don't know why they need a dog.. I can tell if theres a box of hookey dvd's nearby... and it's not just because some illegal is shoving them under my nose saying "two pound, two pound"

I think overall I prefer this kind of Pirate Bust http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandrascakes/3237164992/

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