Homeland Security Agents Pull Man Aside For Google Glass in a Theater

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  1. Dave0291

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    File this one under "Told ya so":

    "A patron of an AMC theater in Columbus, Ohio, was detained this past Saturday for wearing Google Glass while watching a movie, according to a report from The Gadgeteer. The Glass-wearer, who wishes to remain anonymous, was pulled out of the theater mid-Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and questioned for an hour by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents".

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014...cial-agents-hold-up-a-google-glass-moviegoer/

    This is bound to keep happening, that is no shocker. What perturbs me though is who the hell called ICE for crying out loud? Don't you think a "Get the hell out" would have sufficed? It isn't like the entire movie can be copied to the device (yet). Since this guy had supposedly worn these things on a few other occasions to the same establishment with no issue, it sounds like some asinine employee freaked out. Besides, I've seen the movie already, if this guy thought the film was even worth recording, he has more issues than ICE can help with :D It has Chris Pines in it for petesake..
     
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    Didn't you know. Copying a movie is an act of terrorism these days.
     
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    Oh you... Carrying a camcorder while watching movies has been restricted since long ago, so no surprise if Google Glass is not permitted either.

    What's funny is the U.S. DMCA law. Who would know if you back-up your movies to your external HDD? I mean, really, what a hollow regulation? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah but what happened to our good old American Sherif?
     
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    I picture a day coming when local police cease to exist and everything is covered under Federal. It just feels like that is where we're very slowly but surely heading. Anyway, yeah this is completely ridiculous. Local cops could have handled this with ease. And yeah, the DMCA is already an irrelevant and suffocating piece of crap legislation. It and modern technology is completely incompatible.
     
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