In case you've been worrying all weekend about the fate of the anti-piracy pooches, Lucky and Flo, the threat on their lives may be decreasing. The bounty offered for their killing may still be on the table, but the DVD bootleggers in Malaysia are reportedly trying out other non-lethal solutions in dealing with their canine enemies. Authorities were given a new tip claiming that the movie pirates are using a chemical spray to throw off the scent of their illegally produced discs. Presumably the spray makes the discs not smell like discs -- perhaps instead like something dogs hate, like citrus.

I don't mean to imply that Malaysian bootleggers read Cinematical, but this is similar to what I suggested the pirates do in order to spare the lives of the dogs. Of course, my idea was to throw off the scent with steaks (or maybe a beef-smell spray) placed in other secret rooms that don't contain discs, but the actual plan they're going with is more realistic -- if not as funny. The pirates additionally made a point over the weekend to show they weren't beaten too badly by last week's busts, which were aided by Lucky and Flo, as authorities are reporting a major presence of pirated discs at retail outlets over the past few days. It looks like the dogs have their work cut out for them in the next few weeks. Hopefully they will continue their successes without any harm or further threat coming to them.
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