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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 257
    More: Asinine, Google Glass, Ohio, Homeland Security Investigations, Motion Picture Association of America, AMC Theatres  
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2014-01-21 11:26:18 PM
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2014-01-21 11:26:18 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?


Movie piracy funds terrorism.
 
2014-01-21 11:28:07 PM
Sprgrss, you are joking, right? Please don't tell me anyone can be so stupid to think that ISP's, who actually exist because of internet will want to destroy it. They are forced to comply because of the laws paid for by the MPAA anr RIAA.
 
2014-01-21 11:29:22 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Hey was there a ruling on that case?


Oh yeah, that guy's been cleared and he's now a motivational speaker urging kids to stand up against bullies, and not to text and drive. Justice is swift in the U.S of A.

www.digitaltrends.com

Oh oh. I sense a raid.
 
2014-01-21 11:33:54 PM
Mbillips, who the fark ever said I download anything illegally? I never do and never will, but that has nothing to do with seeing corporate greed destroying Internet?Internet is literally life saver and mean of income for millions of people and if movie industry gets thwir way, there is going to be nothing left.
 
2014-01-21 11:35:46 PM

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: a particular individual: Can anyone defending this Gestapo shiat show me a single example of a suspected movie bootlegger receiving similar treatment? If not, fark off.

http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20131007/movie-bootleggers-c au ght-at-amc-star-gratiot-in-clinton-township


I mean aside from the obvious "good example" that "refutes my position." Work with me here.
 
2014-01-21 11:37:13 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.


Voiceofreason01: 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.


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.


TA DA we have arrived at the crux of the problem. FTFA:
'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.'


NOT THE COPS NOT DHS BUT THE farkING CORPORATION POLICE.  all you "what did he expect" assholes can bite my shiny metal ass. the last thing he or you or anyone should expect is private cops dragging folks into interrogations. for anything. fark that.
 
2014-01-21 11:37:37 PM
mbillips, you are farking your little sister. Oh wait, I don't know that. Just like you don't know if I am stealing something or not. So, don't accuse people without knowing anything. You make yourself look like a dumbass.
 
2014-01-21 11:38:16 PM
Yep, he was right.
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-01-21 11:40:22 PM

mayIFark: Sprgrss, you are joking, right? Please don't tell me anyone can be so stupid to think that ISP's, who actually exist because of internet will want to destroy it. They are forced to comply because of the laws paid for by the MPAA anr RIAA.


Why don't you look to see who the plaintiff was in the lawsuit that struck down many of the net neutrality rules passed by the FCC.  Hint, it wasn't Hollywood.

Good Jesus, you are the reason why I hate most of the people I side with on issues.  You are thoroughly ignorant of the topic, yet condescend to lecture and throw insults about.
 
2014-01-21 11:40:52 PM
If they guy doesn't have the presence of mind to say "Am I under arrest?  Am I free to go?" over and over and over then he can cry me a river.  Cooperation with law enforcement agents should consist of nothing more than asking those questions until you're arrested (after which you get Coin) or until they confirm that you aren't under arrest and are free to go ... in which case, you farkin' GO.
 
2014-01-21 11:42:08 PM
Curious:

NOT THE COPS NOT DHS BUT THE farkING CORPORATION POLICE.  all you "what did he expect" assholes can bite my shiny metal ass. the last thing he or you or anyone should expect is private cops dragging folks into interrogations. for anything. fark that.

MPAA Security didn't drag him for an interrogation.  Law Enforcement did after acting on a report of suspect illegality.
 
2014-01-21 11:43:17 PM

jimhill: If they guy doesn't have the presence of mind to say "Am I under arrest?  Am I free to go?" over and over and over then he can cry me a river.  Cooperation with law enforcement agents should consist of nothing more than asking those questions until you're arrested (after which you get Coin) or until they confirm that you aren't under arrest and are free to go ... in which case, you farkin' GO.


Law enforcement can detain you without arresting you.  What you do is ask for a lawyer, not whatever online GED in law bullshiat you just put forth.
 
2014-01-21 11:44:39 PM
Prsgrss, I am well aware of the situation and know what ISP's want. They want to maximize their profit too but they had nothing to do with SOPA or PIPA because it was too hard for tbem to enforce as well. ISP's want to control the internet, movie industry wants to destroy it.
 
2014-01-21 11:47:58 PM

mayIFark: Prsgrss, I am well aware of the situation and know what ISP's want. They want to maximize their profit too but they had nothing to do with SOPA or PIPA because it was too hard for tbem to enforce as well. ISP's want to control the internet, movie industry wants to destroy it.


SOPA and PIPA had nothing to do with the death of net neutrality nor do those proposed laws have anything to do with net neutrality.  Quit being so ignorant.
 
2014-01-21 11:48:01 PM

Curious: NOT THE COPS NOT DHS BUT THE farkING CORPORATION POLICE. all you "what did he expect" assholes can bite my shiny metal ass. the last thing he or you or anyone should expect is private cops dragging folks into interrogations. for anything. fark that.


As a teenager I was taken into the mall interrogation cell of this very theater because my buddies and I pounded a few beers in the parking lot before coming in. It's really no different from a store security guard detaining you for suspected shoplifting.

/technically I'm still banned for life from the mall, I think
 
2014-01-21 11:48:42 PM
jimhill, good point in theory, but does not work in real life unless a camera is present. They won't stop you from hitting their fist with your face. The only way to be safe is to have sane copyright laws or avoid the movie theaters.
 
2014-01-21 11:49:32 PM
You know, I was never interested in seeing "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit ", but now I feel like downloading it just to make a symbolic "F*CK YOU!" to these goosestepping buttholes.

Welcome to the Streisand Effect, MPAA!!
 
2014-01-21 11:52:36 PM
sprgrss, net neutrality is not just about blocking the pipeline, so to speak. Open and free Internet as it was is what at stake.
 
2014-01-21 11:53:45 PM

Relatively Obscure: [i.imgur.com image 300x169]

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2014-01-21 11:55:18 PM

mayIFark: sprgrss, net neutrality is not just about blocking the pipeline, so to speak. Open and free Internet as it was is what at stake.


No, that is precisely what net neutrality is about.  It is about ISPs not being able to prioritize content.  it is not about unfettered access to illegal content.
 
2014-01-21 11:56:49 PM
Biggest issue here is the guy did exactly what I'm hoping to have one day: prescription lens combined with Google Glass. It's a pain to have to take the thing on and off all the time, so why wouldn't you combine them?

I definitely feel like their reaction was a little over the top, and I've read several articles from different sources that say basically the same thing.

/4 movie tickets?
//where is the opportunistic lawyer suing?
 
2014-01-21 11:56:54 PM

sprgrss: untaken_name: sprgrss: 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.

I forgot the guy was traveling internationally inside the movie theater. Sorry.
 customs enforcement doesn't stop at the border.  quit being a neck beard.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-22 12:02:21 AM
sprgrss, let's put it this way. Illegal content over the Internet is not a problem for anyone. Several studies has shown that most people who get things illegally won't pay for them anyway. Instead it works like free advertising. There's no excuse for illegaly downloading anything. But the effect of that is so minimal that destroying the Internet because of it is nothing but pure evil.
 
2014-01-22 12:07:26 AM

mayIFark: sprgrss, let's put it this way. Illegal content over the Internet is not a problem for anyone. Several studies has shown that most people who get things illegally won't pay for them anyway. Instead it works like free advertising. There's no excuse for illegaly downloading anything. But the effect of that is so minimal that destroying the Internet because of it is nothing but pure evil.


The internet is not being destroyed.  Jesus Christ, you are melodramatic and ignorant.
 
2014-01-22 12:09:23 AM
Hey, did anybody come in all smug and make the 'glasshole' joke yet?
 
2014-01-22 12:10:06 AM
I feel safer, those videos recorded in the theater are never good quality, and the audio is always horrible...better waiting for a screener

/amateurs
 
2014-01-22 12:10:53 AM
Hollywood feels safer. Unfortunately, all of the movie screens downtown are gone, so they're totally safe from me. The two closest movie screens are in two repertory theatres that mostly play foreign films and what not. And since cable crapped out, I guess I'll just have to watch what I have already bought. My backlog is massive, although I can buy the non-Hollywood stuff I like online.

Buh-bye Hollywood. It's been nice knowing you, even if you are obsessed with video games and reboots of remakes of shows based on Baby Boomer toys.
 
2014-01-22 12:10:56 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: sprgrss: untaken_name: sprgrss: 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.

I forgot the guy was traveling internationally inside the movie theater. Sorry.
 customs enforcement doesn't stop at the border.  quit being a neck beard.

[i.imgur.com image 702x526]


Despite living in a Constitution Free Zone, I have not been subjected to any random searches or seizures by police looking for nothing better to do than harass people.  If I didn't know any better, I'd say that is hyperbole on the part of the ACLU.
 
2014-01-22 12:11:09 AM

enry: On Slashdot it was reported they were FBI agents. I'm calling BS.


Ya think.  It's all BS.  And a bunch of idiots buying in.
 
2014-01-22 12:11:39 AM

mbillips: untaken_name: mbillips: untaken_name: sprgrss: 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.

I forgot the guy was traveling internationally inside the movie theater. Sorry.

Where do you think the pirated movies mostly get sold? You don't buy $2 Hajji discs of new releases in America, you buy them in Asia and Russia.

Yes, and those are typically not recorded in the countries they're sold in by projectionists recording completely undetectably to the audience, they're recorded by middle-aged married guys in the audience WEARING the recording devices OPENLY. Because that kind of thinking is the true mark of an international crime organization.

Well, when I was buying bootleg movies in Iraq 8 years ago, at least one of them was recorded by some guy with a camcorder in a paper bag. It's probably different now that they're mostly using digital "prints" instead of film. Anyway, a guy wearing Google Glass was harassed and bullied, so win-win.


Ha! Fully agree with last sentence. Sister wears them. Female dousch. :(
 
2014-01-22 12:12:00 AM
Not being destroyed? Seriously? Either you are the one ignorant, or a paid shill.
 
2014-01-22 12:12:30 AM
It was the screens that got small.
 
2014-01-22 12:15:32 AM

Relatively Obscure: [you wouldn't steal a baby.jpg]


That's funny given the greenlight a bit further down where you can 3D print a model of your fetus.

/would it be creepy to U/L such a model file onto Facebook for your family?
 
2014-01-22 12:16:03 AM

sprgrss: Curious:

NOT THE COPS NOT DHS BUT THE farkING CORPORATION POLICE.  all you "what did he expect" assholes can bite my shiny metal ass. the last thing he or you or anyone should expect is private cops dragging folks into interrogations. for anything. fark that.

MPAA Security didn't drag him for an interrogation.  Law Enforcement did after acting on a report of suspect illegality.


FTFA: On Jan. 18, special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and local authorities briefly interviewed a man

notice that ICE's statement doesn't specify which "local" authorities. the guys statement says: "The man said between five to 10 police were waiting outside for him and accused him of illegally taping the movie." again without being specific. but hey look at the shoulder patch in the picture and it's caption: "Staff at the Columbus AMC Theater are thought to have reported the man to police are suspected his Google Glasses were a special camera that he was using to pirate the movie he was seeing" and the patch says "police federal protective services"

and the google provides this:
"About the Federal Protective Service
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets. that's from here: http://www.dhs.gov/about-federal-protective-service

so lets say your right and it was some kind of cops. specifically federal protective services cops. the ones who, according to the DHS website, protect buildings. you get 2/3 down the page before you come across this:
Additional Protective Services
Conducting criminal investigations

so yeah your technically right. the best kind of right. but i'll continue to maintain it was a dick move brought about at the behest of the MPAA and should never have happened.
 
2014-01-22 12:17:08 AM
This was no accident.   This was a political statement.   He's the Rosa Parks for self important Google Glass douchebags.

It's time for the douchebags to make a stand.   Their movement has begun.    What's next?   Google glass while getting your spray tan?
 
2014-01-22 12:17:52 AM
What crime was he supposedly committing? I thought copyright violation was a civil matter.was this supposedly a RICO type thing, where they were trying to pinch a conspiratorial group?

I would have written down id numbers and names.

I would not have answered any questions.

I would have asked if I was free to go. That way, either I'd have gotten out of there earlier, or had better ammo for a lawsuit.

_discuss
 
2014-01-22 12:19:14 AM

mayIFark: Not being destroyed? Seriously? Either you are the one ignorant, or a paid shill.


come into the real world, ayn rand.  You are engaging in the same histrionics idiots did when laws regulating child pornography on the internet went into effect.
 
2014-01-22 12:20:03 AM

jbrooks544: What crime was he supposedly committing? I thought copyright violation was a civil matter.was this supposedly a RICO type thing, where they were trying to pinch a conspiratorial group?

I would have written down id numbers and names.

I would not have answered any questions.

I would have asked if I was free to go. That way, either I'd have gotten out of there earlier, or had better ammo for a lawsuit.

_discuss


copyright violations can be both civil and criminal.  Just like stealing a car can be both civil and criminal.
 
2014-01-22 12:20:47 AM

jimhill: If they guy doesn't have the presence of mind to say "Am I under arrest?  Am I free to go?" over and over and over then he can cry me a river.  Cooperation with law enforcement agents should consist of nothing more than asking those questions until you're arrested (after which you get Coin) or until they confirm that you aren't under arrest and are free to go ... in which case, you farkin' GO.


A - Farking - Men!
 
2014-01-22 12:20:47 AM
Curious:

so yeah your technically right. the best kind of right. but i'll continue to maintain it was a dick move brought about at the behest of the MPAA and should never have happened.


why should law enforcement not investigate suspected violations of the law?
 
2014-01-22 12:20:47 AM

UsikFark: 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?

Movie piracy funds terrorism.


You spelled "opium" and "ak-47" wrong

Movie piracy is something that is big business in China. Last time I checked there are no Chinese terrorist groups who are in an active war with us
 
2014-01-22 12:21:45 AM
I call bullshiat. Mall cops and AMC hired thugs with fake badges. Charge the theater with kidnapping, assault, harrassment and false arrest, if only to make them look bad. Big a stink as you can manage.
 
2014-01-22 12:24:45 AM
I don't like that federal agencies are used to protect privacy companies' profits in what should be handled in civil courts.
 
2014-01-22 12:25:01 AM
simpler solution

Sir, I hope you enjoyed that movie, were you recording it? Do you know you are wearing a recording device? can I check the glass's to see if you were recording it?  Next time don't wear it at a movie theater please.
 
2014-01-22 12:26:41 AM
If Google Glass can record 90 minutes of video, sign me up
 
2014-01-22 12:27:33 AM
mayIFark: Not being destroyed? Seriously? Either you are the one ignorant, or a paid shill.come into the real world, ayn rand. You are engaging in the same histrionics idiots did when laws regulating child pornography on the internet went into effect.I must have hit the right button finally to see the shills jump to the next level of attack.
 
2014-01-22 12:27:39 AM

Solutare: I don't like that federal agencies are used to protect privacy companies' profits in what should be handled in civil courts.


So by logical extension you also think insurance fraud and shoplifting any many myriad of laws that protect economic interests should only be handled in civil court?
 
2014-01-22 12:28:31 AM

mayIFark: mayIFark: Not being destroyed? Seriously? Either you are the one ignorant, or a paid shill.come into the real world, ayn rand. You are engaging in the same histrionics idiots did when laws regulating child pornography on the internet went into effect.I must have hit the right button finally to see the shills jump to the next level of attack.


Yes...yes...anyone who doesn't agree with you is a shill.
 
2014-01-22 12:28:38 AM
I feel safer. And I don't even live in the US.
 
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