THE MPAA KNOWS a good thing when it sees one. Stories of computerless single mums being dragged screaming and penniless to the courthouse for allowing their daughters to listen to music online are all grist to its mill.
Its campaign to make people pay for stuff they can get for nothing thrives on the oxygen of publicity.
And so when British Copyright Cops at Fact (Federation Against Copyright Theft) recruited out a couple of hounds to sniff out pirate DVDs, the MPAA wasn’t slow in wading on to take some credit.
Now, it seems that the MPAA has gone so far as to dognap Fact’s canine sniffers.