www.411mania.com
|  News |  Film Reviews |  Columns |  DVD/Other Reviews |  News Report |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// Lucy Review
MUSIC
// Lea Michele Does Some Bikini Boating in Instagram Pics
WRESTLING
// Watch: Sting Appears at WWE Comic-Con Panel
MMA
// 411's MMA Roundtable Preview - UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown
GAMES
// PS4 & Xbox Release Dates For Grand Theft Auto V Leaked?


MOVIE REVIEW  MOVIE REVIEWS
//  Lucy Review
//  Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review
//  Life Itself Review
//  The Purge: Anarchy Review
//  Planes: Fire & Rescue
//  A Long Way Down Review
 HOT MOVIES
//  The Dark Knight Rises
//  The Avengers
//  Prometheus
//  The Amazing Spider-Man
//  Iron Man 3
//  The Hobbit
SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » Movies » News

Advertisement
[Movies] Google Glass User Questioned By Homeland Security at Movie Theater
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.21.2014



If you've ever wondered how to make the government spring into action quickly, the answer has been found: just appear to be committing movie piracy. The Gadgeteer reports that a man in Columbus, Ohio was removed from an AMC movie theater by officials from the Department of Homeland Security for wearing a Google Glass headset into a screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

The story goes like this: the man in question (who is not named) went in to watch the film with his wife and was wearing the headset with the head-mounted display turned off. About an hour into the film the two were removed from the theater by Homeland Security agents who then searched and interrogated him. The man said in an email to the site, "What followed was over an hour of the 'feds' telling me I am not under arrest, and that this is a 'voluntary interview,' but if I choose not to cooperate bad things may happen to me." The man says he was there for about three and a half hours all in all and that he has worn the headset in the past without incident; they have prescription lenses in them which is why he continued to wear them.

No evidence of recording was found and the couple were released with two free movie passes.

AMC Theaters sent IGN the following statement about the incident:

Movie theft is something we take very seriously, and our theater managers contact the Motion Picture Association of America anytime it's suspected that someone may be illegally recording content on screen. While we're huge fans of technology and innovation, wearing a device that has the capability to record video is not appropriate at the movie theatre. At AMC Easton 30 last weekend, a guest was questioned for possible movie theft after he was identified wearing a recording device during a film. The presence of this recording device prompted an investigation by the MPAA, which was on site. The MPAA then contacted Homeland Security, which oversees movie theft. The investigation determined the guest was not recording content.

A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also issued the following statement to Gadgeteer:

On Jan. 18, special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and local authorities briefly interviewed a man suspected of using an electronic recording device to record a film at an AMC theater in Columbus. The man, who voluntarily answered questions, confirmed to authorities that the suspected recording device was also a pair of prescription eye glasses in which the recording function had been inactive. No further action was taken.





MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

Lucy Review

New Pic of Ben Affleck as Batman

Brazilian Babe Instagrams Booty Pics


comments powered by Disqus







www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.