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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 40
    More: Asinine, Google Glass, Ohio, Homeland Security Investigations, Motion Picture Association of America, AMC Theatres  
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2014-01-21 08:00:56 PM  
15 votes:

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 10:22:57 PM  
5 votes:
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 07:52:28 PM  
5 votes:

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 10:33:19 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:23:21 PM  
4 votes:

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


Security theater.
2014-01-21 09:09:49 PM  
4 votes:
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 08:02:08 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:53:06 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-01-21 09:34:06 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:25:27 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:38:17 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:49:32 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
Why wouldn't I just wait half a year and just watch the same production at half the price on my own home theatre without leaving my house and not have to hear others talk on their cell phone or munch on popcorn or light up the space around me texting while I can pause the movie to take a piss or pour myself another drink?
2014-01-21 10:32:10 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:21:54 PM  
2 votes:
Can someone explain how DHS involved itself in potential a copyright issue at best?
2014-01-21 08:00:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:57:17 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-22 02:30:11 AM  
1 votes:

lindseyp: I mean he didn't even have the courtesy to TELL the theatre he was wearing a Glass and that it was to be switched off.   He deserved all he got.


Except the Glass makes it very obvious when it is recording via the light-up display, and doing so requires speaking voice commands or manipulating the device.

Even if you think this guy is a wizard and can somehow disable these things, a simple 30 second function test by the law enforcement officers would have shown whether or not they were functioning correctly, rather than an hours-long detainment.
2014-01-22 01:59:31 AM  
1 votes:

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?


None of the security and surveillance shiat you've been seeing over the past decade have anything to do with terrorism. If they catch the odd muhammad doing bad shiat here and there, great. But this is about economic and physical control of a populace.

Relevant
2014-01-22 01:55:59 AM  
1 votes:
I find it astonishing how little foresight people in this thread have.

Your average cell phone (including flip phones) has all the same technological components as the Google Glass- most all can record audio and video. Essentially, this guy was detained by ten federal agents for daring to have a smart phone in a movie theater.

You can think I'm crazy if you want, but texting or playing games on a phone during a movie can be construed to be just as suspicious as wearing a Glass and looking at the screen.

As to the law and the MPAA, you need to get with the times. Recording devices are literally everywhere. If you sell 100 tickets to a movie, chances are that 95 of those people have a video recording device with them. You need a better way of handling this kind of thing.
2014-01-22 01:32:33 AM  
1 votes:

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

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You can download a bear?  COOL!  I'd like a mid sized brown one.
2014-01-22 12:02:21 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-21 11:55:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:40:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:28:07 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:20:44 PM  
1 votes:
Ok, I know its cool to make fun of Glass users, but in all honesty if i had paid $2100 for glass, i would probably have it on most of the time to the point where I've just gotten used to having it there. It seems like an interesting alpha technology which does a whole heck of a lot more than just take pictures and videos. So its not like he "went into the movie with a video camera" he went in with a device not unlike your cell phone that also happens to have recording capability.

Frankly if it were me I would have just asked if i was being detained and if not if I was free to go. I wouldn't have offered anything beyond that and frankly he shouldn't have had to. Clearly the officers had no clue what they were dealing with as this likely would be one of the worst ways to pirate a movie. The sound would be awful and I would venture a guess that with a lens that small the quality of recording a screen would suck donkey balls.

\Not interested in Glass outside it being an alpha technology as an indicator where things are heading
\\Not an internet tough guy, working for a law firm makes you a bit more comfortable asserting your rights
2014-01-21 11:19:33 PM  
1 votes:
With the way they hand out screeners MONTHS in advance of the release of these movies it's a wonder anyone even bothers with cams anymore.
2014-01-21 11:10:38 PM  
1 votes:
The movie industry just destroyed net neutrality, essentially destroying the internet, the best thing happened to humanity in last 30 years. I would rather see the movie and recording industry completely die off than the death of Internet.Yet the opposite is happening.
2014-01-21 10:54:06 PM  
1 votes:

sprgrss: customs enforcement doesn't stop at the border. quit being a neck beard.


And you keep piling nonsense on nonsense like it explains the nonsense.
2014-01-21 10:51:05 PM  
1 votes:

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
2014-01-21 10:35:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:34:52 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-21 10:34:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:26:51 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:26:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:26:49 PM  
1 votes:
I am sure this is another accurate and completely factual article by DM.
2014-01-21 10:12:35 PM  
1 votes:
DHS is a joke.
 A bad one.
2014-01-21 09:04:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:42:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:02:01 PM  
1 votes:
Better article here
 
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