p2pnet news view | MPAA News:- Canine Copyright Cops?
If it was anyone else other than Hollywood’s MPAA, you’d wonder if it was a farce.
But wait! Simply because it’s Hollywood’s MPAA, you know it is a farce!
It seems Paddy, another of the Hollywood super-sniffing sleuths, snuffled out suspicious DVDs in Malaysia.
But as the MPAA admits, when the labrador was turned loose at the Holiday Plaza in the Malasian state of Johor Bahru, “No arrests were made but a rowdy crowd of around 40 gathered outside the area and booed the raiding party.”
Not only but also, “A dog was brought in to mock Paddy,” says the Hollywood outfit.
“Fearing for their safety, MDTCA called in the police who sent heavily armed officers to help defuse the situation,” it says.
And No – we’re not making this up.
MPA(A) factotum Mike Ellis is quoted as saying,”We are glad to hear that Paddy`s skills are being put to good use against the large, organized network of pirates involved in exporting illegal pirated DVDs to Singapore.”
“Unlikely and unbelievable as it may seem, the ever-gullible mainstream media have been bitten by two Labrador retrievers,” said p2pnet last year, referring to Lucky and Flo (right).
We went on the MPAA had, “allocated two bootleg-sniffing retrievers to a school education campaign and donated another two canines to Malaysian authorities to help pick up the scent of counterfeiters”.
Of course, there’s nothing educational about the ‘campaign’. It’s merely another Hollywood kiddie mind-rape program.
Not only but also, “gratified by the astonishing response from the corporate press corpse, the MPAA has generously given Malaysia authorities — the first, and so far only, country to fall hook, line and sinker for the copyright canine PR ploy — two more Labradors named Paddy and Manny,” said p2pnet, adding »»»
They can`t tell the difference between `legal` and `fake` DVDs any more than can Lucky or Flo. The best they can do is sniff out chemicals used in the leading manufacturer and it is up to police forces suborned by the movie industry to decide if they`re counterfeits or not.
The numerous possibilities for mistakes which could, and which will, affect legitimate shippers are clear to anyone with half a brain.
But who cares? It makes good copy.
No need to stay tuned.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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