1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

A nose for piracy

Wow, they are using bloodhounds to locate smuggled pirated DVDs. The bloodhounds have been trained to know the scent of polyvinyl chloride:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070320/film_nm/malaysia_piracy_dc

The walked the dogs through office buildings and they can actually smell pirated disks THROUGH the doors. Enough to justify a search warrant I guess. Hmm...
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 20th, 2007 12:42pm
Still waiting for them to get in a fight with the cripshounds.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 20th, 2007 12:59pm
the can smell pirated disks? or the can just smell perfectly legal piles of dvds and cds of unknown type, which is now considered grounds for a search warrent. yeah to the global police state!
Permalink  
March 20th, 2007 1:10pm
That was my concern as well. PVC could be a stack of pipes since you are a plumber. Sure, sometimes they find pirates, but this is pretty alarming cause to justify the police kicking your door down and coming in with guns drawn.

Also, who is to say they didn't have a tip, but one that wasn't solid enough to get a warrant. So they bring the dogs and say 'hm, I think the dog is interested in this door, don't you?' 'Oh yeah, the dog is definitely interested in this door, aren't you Rover?'

Another interesting thing to me is that the dogs were trained by and provided free of charge by an american consortium of recording companies.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 20th, 2007 4:35pm

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