ANTI-PIRACY DOG SNIFFS OUT 35,000 ILLEGAL DVD's

  • Print
  • mse-big-banner-new-03-17-2016-416716a-tonernews-web-banner-mse-212
  • ink-direct-banner-902-x-177-v-1-2-big-banner-03-23-2017
  • banner-01-26-17b
  • 4toner4
  • futor_902x177v7-tonernew
  • cartridgewebsite-com-big-banner-02-09-07-2016
  • 536716a_green_sweep_web_banner_902x17712
  • 161213_banner_futorag_902x177px
  • 05 02 2016 429716a-cig-clearchoice-banner-902x177
  • 2toner1-2
Share

ANTI-PIRACY DOG SNIFFS OUT 35,000 ILLEGAL DVD's

 user 2009-06-05 at 3:15:40 pm Views: 42
  • #21874
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090603/wl_asia_afp/malaysiacrimecounterfeitfilmanimaloffbeat_20090603122643
    Anti-piracy dog sniffs out 35,000 illegal DVDs in Malaysia
    KUALA
    LUMPUR  – A DVD-sniffing anti-piracy dog named Paddy has uncovered a
    huge cache of 35,000 discs in Malaysian warehouses, many destined for
    export to Singapore, industry officials said on Wednesday.The black
    Labrador helped enforcement officials who carried out raids last week
    in southern Johor state which neighbours Singapore, the Motion Picture
    Association (MPA) said in a statement.

    Paddy was given to
    Malaysia by the MPA to help close down piracy syndicates who churn out
    vast quantities of illegal DVDs. The dog is specially trained to detect
    chemicals in the 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,” the MPA said in a
    statement.”Post-raid investigations revealed that two of the targets
    were actively involved in exporting pirated DVDs to Singapore,” it
    added.The raids carried out by officials from the MPA and Malaysia’s
    trade and consumer affairs ministry shut down six warehouses storing
    pirated products, it said.

    The MPA said just-released titles
    such as “Terminator Salvation”, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the
    Smithsonian”, “Angels and Demons” and “Star Trek” were among the movies
    seized.”This is a clear signal to the pirates that we will not waver in
    our efforts to shut them down,” said Mohamad Roslan Mahayudin,
    director-general of enforcement with 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,” said Mike Ellis, the MPA’s Asia-Pacific
    managing director.The MPA said its member companies lost 6.1 billion
    dollars to worldwide piracy in 2005. Of that lost revenue, about 1.2
    billion dollars came from piracy in the Asian region.