Sunday, April 27, 2008

Two Female Labrador Retrievers Sniff Out DVD Pirates

"Sniffing out the CD pirates

Mexico has employed a new weapon in its war against pirate DVDs - it's using specially trained dogs to root them out. "Lucky" and "Flo," two female three-year-old black labradors from Ireland - have been specially trained by the California-based Motion Picture Association to detect the polycarbonate and special solvent used in the manufacturing of optical discs. Piracy is a huge problem in Mexico and copyright theft cost an estimated 483 million U.S. dollars in lost revenue last year alone. Annual world-wide losses are put at six billion USD."

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