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(Daily Mail)   Homeland Security detains man for 3 hours after he wears Google Glasses to the movies. Feel safer, citizen?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 255
    More: Asinine, Google Glass, Ohio, Homeland Security Investigations, Motion Picture Association of America, AMC Theatres  
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2014-01-21 07:38:17 PM  
No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.
 
2014-01-21 07:52:28 PM  

Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.


uh...pretty much. Recording the movie is a crime. He was doing something that, to any reasonable person, looked like he was recording the movie. The authorities detained him long enough to determine that he was not committing a crime. Then a representative from the theater gave him some free passes. The only really unreasonable thing that happened here is that some jackass wore Google Glass into a movie theater.
 
2014-01-21 07:57:17 PM  
the man said some 'federal service' agents snatched the glasses from his face

Bullshiat. Like the Feds are patrolling movie theaters. "Homeland Security" my ass.
 
2014-01-21 08:00:46 PM  

fusillade762: the man said some 'federal service' agents snatched the glasses from his face

Bullshiat. Like the Feds are patrolling movie theaters. "Homeland Security" my ass.


If we take the story at face value(which might be asking a lot from the Daily Mail) they suspected a piracy ring to be operating in that particular theater and they were watching for people with recording devices as part of an active investigation.
 
2014-01-21 08:00:56 PM  

Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.


I think people are more upset at who the interrogators were.

Homeland Security should just be that, Homeland Security. What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?
 
2014-01-21 08:02:01 PM  
Better article here
 
2014-01-21 08:02:08 PM  
The important thing is that the movie wasn't recorded and then dumped onto the internet with grainy video and crappy sound that no reasonable person would want to watch when they can just catch it at the local theater.  Because Hollywood paid good money for these stupid laws, god dammit, and they're going to see them enforced.
 
2014-01-21 08:19:39 PM  

Voiceofreason01: fusillade762: the man said some 'federal service' agents snatched the glasses from his face

Bullshiat. Like the Feds are patrolling movie theaters. "Homeland Security" my ass.

If we take the story at face value(which might be asking a lot from the Daily Mail) they suspected a piracy ring to be operating in that particular theater and they were watching for people with recording devices as part of an active investigation.


Huh, looks like it is legit.

I know ICE falls under Homeland Security but I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to them as "Homeland Security agents".
 
2014-01-21 08:20:32 PM  
I'm sure this happened exactly the way this Google fanboi says it did.
 
2014-01-21 08:25:27 PM  

cman: Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.

I think people are more upset at who the interrogators were.

Homeland Security should just be that, Homeland Security. What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?


They don't want to terrorists to learn how Hollywood can keep dropping bombs on the unsuspecting public and get away with it.
 
2014-01-21 08:26:35 PM  
...the terrorists...
 
2014-01-21 08:38:26 PM  

cman: What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?


Link
 
2014-01-21 08:42:34 PM  
On Slashdot it was reported they were FBI agents. I'm calling BS.
 
2014-01-21 08:42:47 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The important thing is that the movie wasn't recorded and then dumped onto the internet with grainy video and crappy sound that no reasonable person would want to watch when they can just catch it at the local theater.  Because Hollywood paid good money for these stupid laws, god dammit, and they're going to see them enforced.


I've uh, heard, that most people don't even bother to torrent anything that isn't clearly marked as a hi-def Studio Screener rip.

The guy is still a farking moran.  "I walked into a movie theater with a farking video camera strapped to my head and something bad happened?!?"
 
2014-01-21 09:04:59 PM  
Marcus Aurelius:   Hollywood paid good money for these stupid laws, god dammit, and they're going to see them enforced.

Sure, the business model of charging to see just-released content in gigantic rooms is doomed.  But are you saying all copyright is stupid, or just copyright-based power grabs like CISPA?

Sending all those g-men to investigate based on so little evidence does looks stupid in hindsight.  When it is real the lens is probably a lot harder to spot than Glass.
 
2014-01-21 09:09:49 PM  
OK, he's a jackass for wearing them to the movie, but it looks like they're fitted right to his prescription glasses.

If they had merely taken a look at  the contents of the drive (although he didn't have to let them) in the first 10 minutes everybody would have been able to go on their way.
 
2014-01-21 09:17:06 PM  

Tellingthem: They don't want to terrorists to learn how Hollywood can keep dropping bombs on the unsuspecting public and get away with it.


Aaaaaaaaand we're done here.
 
2014-01-21 09:24:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The important thing is that the movie wasn't recorded and then dumped onto the internet with grainy video and crappy sound that no reasonable person would want to watch when they can just catch it at the local theater.  Because Hollywood paid good money for these stupid laws, god dammit, and they're going to see them enforced.


It might be good if he's doing narration throughout, and adjusting the glasses constantly.
 
2014-01-21 09:34:06 PM  
wow, if only human people were corporate people you could get the cops to basically send a swat team for a petty theft.
 
2014-01-21 10:12:35 PM  
DHS is a joke.
 A bad one.
 
2014-01-21 10:19:07 PM  

cryinoutloud: Marcus Aurelius: The important thing is that the movie wasn't recorded and then dumped onto the internet with grainy video and crappy sound that no reasonable person would want to watch when they can just catch it at the local theater.  Because Hollywood paid good money for these stupid laws, god dammit, and they're going to see them enforced.

It might be good if he's doing narration throughout, and adjusting the glasses constantly.


Will he have few robot companions to comment with him?
 
2014-01-21 10:21:54 PM  
Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?
 
2014-01-21 10:22:46 PM  
The man that 'after a long time' someone came into the office with a laptop and USB cable and searched through the photos on his glasses, which were all of his wife and dog...

...at which point they shot the laptop.

/farking pigs
 
2014-01-21 10:22:57 PM  
If DHS is busy protecting copyright then they need a BIG 'ol pruning. I think I know where we can cut some federal budget dollars next time the republicans want to hold something good hostage.
 
2014-01-21 10:23:21 PM  

styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?


Security theater.
 
2014-01-21 10:23:58 PM  
Easton is my usual theater. Wish I could've been there to laugh.
 
2014-01-21 10:25:29 PM  

rkiller1: styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?

Security theater.


We have a winnah!
 
2014-01-21 10:26:44 PM  

rkiller1: styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?

Security theater.


Round the bases
 
2014-01-21 10:26:49 PM  
I am sure this is another accurate and completely factual article by DM.
 
2014-01-21 10:26:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: If DHS is busy protecting copyright then they need a BIG 'ol pruning. I think I know where we can cut some federal budget dollars next time the republicans want to hold something good hostage.


What are you some kind of communist?
 
2014-01-21 10:26:51 PM  
Is this the thread fark-tards try to convince themselves that if Federal Agents did this under bush they wouldn't have mentioned who the president is?
 
2014-01-21 10:27:04 PM  
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2014-01-21 10:28:49 PM  

OnlyM3: Is this the thread fark-tards try to convince themselves that if Federal Agents did this under bush they wouldn't have mentioned who the president is?


Oh, great, now they're hiding under bushes, too?

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2014-01-21 10:30:04 PM  

cman: Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.

I think people are more upset at who the interrogators were.

Homeland Security should just be that, Homeland Security. What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?


The FBI is part of the Department of Homeland Security (as is the Coast Guard). There are no actual "Homeland Security" counterterrorism forces tracking down all the fictional and/or broke-ass wannabe Al Qaeda cells. What there is is crime, like movie piracy, which the FBI investigates under federal law.
 
2014-01-21 10:32:10 PM  
You wouldn't shoot a policeman, then steal his helmet, then go to the bathroom in his helmet, then send it to his grieving widow...then steal the helmet again!!!
 
2014-01-21 10:32:57 PM  

styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?


Mission creep
 
2014-01-21 10:33:19 PM  

4tehsnowflakes: But are you saying all copyright is stupid, or just copyright-based power grabs like CISPA?


Having law officers enforce copyright is farking ridiculous. If I'm violating your copyright, take me to court and sue me for damages because ultimately it's a dispute between two parties - not a person and the state. Let the cops do more important work, like busting people for a gram of weed or whatever.
 
2014-01-21 10:33:22 PM  
For the people who keep asking the same stupid question over and over again:

Department of Homeland Security is broken down into a myriad of governmental agencies.  Amongst those governmental agencies is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  ICE is tasked with investigating criminal copyright violations.  That is why DHS is involved, it is simply the umbrella cabinet department.
 
2014-01-21 10:33:23 PM  

styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?


MPAA false flag.
 
2014-01-21 10:34:33 PM  

mbillips: cman: Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.

I think people are more upset at who the interrogators were.

Homeland Security should just be that, Homeland Security. What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?

The FBI is part of the Department of Homeland Security (as is the Coast Guard). There are no actual "Homeland Security" counterterrorism forces tracking down all the fictional and/or broke-ass wannabe Al Qaeda cells. What there is is crime, like movie piracy, which the FBI investigates under federal law.


The FBI is an agency in the Department of Justice.
 
2014-01-21 10:34:33 PM  

jaylectricity: OK, he's a jackass for wearing them to the movie, but it looks like they're fitted right to his prescription glasses.

If they had merely taken a look at  the contents of the drive (although he didn't have to let them) in the first 10 minutes everybody would have been able to go on their way.


Unless he named the folder "movies_iam_stealing" it would be really hard to tell if he is downloading anything. Plus cloud. Don't forget cloud. Glasses has it.
 
2014-01-21 10:34:52 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-21 10:35:05 PM  

sprgrss: For the people who keep asking the same stupid question over and over again:

Department of Homeland Security is broken down into a myriad of governmental agencies.  Amongst those governmental agencies is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  ICE is tasked with investigating criminal copyright violations.  That is why DHS is involved, it is simply the umbrella cabinet department.


Since Obama is the president, this guy was technically arrested directly by Obama.
 
2014-01-21 10:35:06 PM  
Can anyone defending this Gestapo shiat show me a single example of a suspected movie bootlegger receiving similar treatment? If not, fark off.
 
2014-01-21 10:35:37 PM  
So the MPAA has not one or two federally-payrolled cops looking a patrons making bad copies but ten in one movie theater? I wonder how many shows the exotic LEOs caught, and whether their popcorn was comped?

This tale ought to be the very first movie made for Google Glass. Complete with Officer Obie and his pack of movie goers out for an evening having solved the Target data breach case and restored the 120M affected "citizens."
 
2014-01-21 10:36:03 PM  

styckx: Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?


Because "Homeland Security" is a HUGE agency that pulled into one umbrella a bunch of widely disparate functions. But it is much more fun to implicitly lump the Customs Service in with the airport screeners. Especially if you are trying to get a rise out of the internet.
 
2014-01-21 10:36:09 PM  

sprgrss: Amongst those governmental agencies is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is tasked with investigating criminal copyright violations.


Well sure, I mean, it makes so much more sense that Immigration enforces copyright than Homeland Security. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2014-01-21 10:36:14 PM  
Oh, can I also add how happy I am that a Glasshole got detained and harassed, if not for violating the privacy of everyone that he points those things at? Because that should happen more.

/Somebody wearing those looks at me in the men's room, I'm swearing out a warrant.
 
2014-01-21 10:36:42 PM  

mbillips: cman: Mangoose: No. fark you. This doesn't go this way. Glassbag should have been sensible enough to understand that the was pointing a recording device at the farking movie screen. HOW THE fark ELSE WAS THIS GOING TO END? If he brought a camcorder or pointed his cell phone at the screen, this goes the same way.

farking douche.

I think people are more upset at who the interrogators were.

Homeland Security should just be that, Homeland Security. What does movie piracy have to do with terrorism?

The FBI is part of the Department of Homeland Security (as is the Coast Guard). There are no actual "Homeland Security" counterterrorism forces tracking down all the fictional and/or broke-ass wannabe Al Qaeda cells. What there is is crime, like movie piracy, which the FBI investigates under federal law.


FBI is still under DOJ and Coast Guard is under DoD.
 
2014-01-21 10:37:46 PM  

untaken_name: sprgrss: Amongst those governmental agencies is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is tasked with investigating criminal copyright violations.

Well sure, I mean, it makes so much more sense that Immigration enforces copyright than Homeland Security. Thanks for clearing that up.


I see you ignored that Customs part.
 
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