TITLE

Taking a Bite Out of Piracy

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Broadcasting & Cable;9/25/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 38, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses an effort by the Federation Against Copyright Theft and the Motion Picture Association of America's effort to combat the amount of pirated DVDs being sold. Two black Labradors were trained to sniff out the polycarbonate used in making discs. The dogs were tested at the Stansted Airport in Great Britain, where they successfully sniffed out FedEx packages with pirated DVDs.
ACCESSION #
23130644

 

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