Google Glass wearer faraway from AMC theater beneath suspicion of recording

Google Glass wearer removed from AMC theater under suspicion of recording

Regardless of the many makes use of for Google Glass, this new class of wearable units is inevitably assembly some rising pains (pictured above is 7’three” Indiana Pacers middle Roy Hibbert, a Glass wearer who has skilled some rising pains) because the world will get used to them. One wearer efficiently fought a visitors ticket lately and now one other early adopter suffered the “embarrassing” expertise of being faraway from a movie show for bringing the accent. In a narrative initially posted on The Gadgeteer, the unnamed particular person stopped by the AMC Easton 30 in Columbus to observe Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, sporting Google Glass hooked up to his prescription lenses, one thing he says he’d completed earlier than with none hassle.

The place the story takes a twist nevertheless, is when officers moved in an hour into the film, yanked the Glass from his face, and introduced the person and his spouse to separate interrogation rooms for over three hours. Apparently unfamiliar with the gadget and already on alert for piracy at that theater — most pirates utilizing this system convey camouflaged hand-held cameras — it took fairly a while earlier than they ultimately (with the proprietor’s permission/on the proprietor’s insistence) plugged Glass into a pc, reviewed the saved pictures and decided he had not been recording the film. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Khaalid Wells confirmed the January 18th incident calling it a “temporary interview.”

AMC launched a press release to Engadget (out there in full after the break) which says theater house owners contact the MPAA when suspected recording takes place, on this case prompting an investigation and leading to contact with Homeland Safety. AMC looks like sporting units with recording capabilities “shouldn’t be applicable on the film theatre,” a place that can be arduous to carry as film viewers arrive with their Glass, Gear and different digital camera-outfitted wearable tech, and stands proud right here as a result of they have been hooked up to prescription lenses. The preliminary rollout of digital camera-outfitted telephones led to comparable awkward interactions, though being arrested definitely takes issues to a different degree. The wearer studies his Glass was returned, undamaged, however finally replace he’d acquired just a few free film passes for his troubles.


Film theft is one thing we take very significantly, and our theater managers contact the Movement Image Affiliation of America anytime it is suspected that somebody could also be illegally recording content material on display. Whereas we’re large followers of know-how and innovation, sporting a tool that has the potential to document video just isn’t applicable on the film theatre. At AMC Easton 30 final weekend, a visitor was questioned for attainable film theft after he was recognized sporting a recording gadget throughout a movie. The presence of this recording gadget prompted an investigation by the MPAA, which was on website. The MPAA then contacted Homeland Safety, which oversees film theft. The investigation decided the visitor was not recording content material.

Roy Hibbert w/ @googleglass (per @IkeMoses request)

– jose3030 (@jose3030) January 21, 2014

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