Do Counterfeit DVDs Smell Different From Regular DVDs?
from the gone-to-the-dogs dept
Last week, the MPAA got some press for taking a couple of “DVD sniffing dogs” on a road show. We’re not really sure why the MPAA wants to even more closely associate their “war on piracy” with the “war on drugs,” as neither seems to have been particularly successful, but just like cocaine-sniffing dogs, the MPAA has dogs trained to sniff out counterfeit DVDs. Or so they claim. First of all, it’s only two dogs. You’d have to imagine they’re not going to be able to sniff very many packages entering the US. Second, since when do private company interests get to inspect shipments and luggage? The TSA may have that right, but the movie industry? That doesn’t seem right. However, the biggest problem with the dogs is pointed out by the Washington Post: “Pirated DVDs smell just like legally obtained ones.” Seems like that might be a problem.