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Thread: AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user

  1. #1 AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user 
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    If the following article is true, I'm starting to cringe if fear of our own government. But I'm thinking it's more about getting that new product noticed on the cheap. But what what do I know?

    AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user :: The Gadgeteer


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    Doesn't sound particularly legit, but it was a fun read (fiction or otherwise).

    I could definitely see the issue with wearing glasses that can record during a movie. You would think the guy would have the sense to bring along another pair given the circumstances. It's not like the notion of movie piracy is a new one. Still, I remain skeptical that such an event occurred.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Doesn't sound particularly legit, but it was a fun read (fiction or otherwise).

    I could definitely see the issue with wearing glasses that can record during a movie. You would think the guy would have the sense to bring along another pair given the circumstances. It's not like the notion of movie piracy is a new one. Still, I remain skeptical that such an event occurred.
    The thing that bothers me is that the theater employees did not say anything to him that would indicate it might be a problem and he'd come twice before without any incident happening. Then all of a sudden out of the blue he was taken down with over whelming numbers of law enforcement personnel and subjected to some very harsh questioning and treated like a criminal.

    Seems like TV type overkill.
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    Doubt the story is true.

    If it did happen it was a tremendous waste of federal money.
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    One wonders why the Department of Homeland Security would be involved in a copyright case. Then again, one wonders why DHS exists at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Doubt the story is true.

    If it did happen it was a tremendous waste of federal money.
    Since when was wasting tax dollars an issue if there was a corporation to be served.
    It might have happened, it sounds just bizarre enough to be true.
    Unfortunately I really don't believe they could have got federal agents to respond in under an hour to a phone call about some guy watching a movie, especially after 7 pm on a Saturday night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan hunter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Doubt the story is true.

    If it did happen it was a tremendous waste of federal money.
    Since when was wasting tax dollars an issue if there was a corporation to be served.
    It might have happened, it sounds just bizarre enough to be true.
    Unfortunately I really don't believe they could have got federal agents to respond in under an hour to a phone call about some guy watching a movie, especially after 7 pm on a Saturday night.
    If I recall what it said, the agents just happened to be watching the move at the same time as the Google glass user because of former complaints about that theater. They thought his glasses were turned on and recording the movie.
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    I does not actually claim the Agents were in the theater. It claims the Movies Association representative was there and that he called in the FBI.

    After reading the stories again my good old spidey senses are tingling like crazy.
    I strongly suspect a hoax.
    Notice the complete lack of evidence and the high level of vagueness in these stories.
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    Now, if everyone wore Glass and had it switched on permanently then we would have independent evidence of the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Now, if everyone wore Glass and had it switched on permanently then we would have independent evidence of the event.
    That would make it very tough on criminals wouldn't it?
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    Considering the cost of a movie ticket, popcorn, soda, and candy...movie theaters should hand out free copies of the viewed movie, on the patrons' way out.
    It will never catch on, I know.
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