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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 28
    More: Asinine, Google Glass, Ohio, Homeland Security Investigations, Motion Picture Association of America, AMC Theatres  
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2014-01-21 10:23:21 PM  
17 votes:

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


Security theater.
2014-01-21 08:25:27 PM  
10 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 10:34:52 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-21 10:32:10 PM  
4 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 08:02:08 PM  
3 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 11:38:16 PM  
2 votes:
Yep, he was right.
imgs.xkcd.com
2014-01-21 11:29:22 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:53:06 PM  
2 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 10:36:09 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:19:07 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2014-01-22 02:31:47 AM  
1 votes:

some_beer_drinker: moike: Hey, did anybody come in all smug and make the 'glasshole' joke yet?

i forget, why do we hate google glasses?


No idea...  But every time the topic comes up this monkey cage is whipped into a shiat slinging frenzy.
2014-01-22 02:24:18 AM  
1 votes:

lindseyp: Z-clipped: Fubini: 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.

Better than watching for people actively trying to record the movie?  What would you suggest?  Banning all electronic devices from theaters?

There are watchers with infra-red cameras at the front of the theatre, looking for people who are continuously pointing cameras at the screen, which this guy obviously was.  That's a far cry from merely having the phone out and switched on whilst they're texting / gaming etc...   Not many people do that whilst holding the phone steady facing the screen directly at head height.  If they did, you can bet they'd be subject to the same interrogation.

(they all deserve beatings)
((brackets,  the new slashies))


www.rockpapersaddam.com

I'm sayin' Bro!
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.
hej
2014-01-22 01:23:39 AM  
1 votes:

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


4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-01-22 01:21:51 AM  
1 votes:

drgloryboy: 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?


You, too?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEqHJtzli-s
2014-01-21 11:49:32 PM  
1 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 11:15:24 PM  
1 votes:
There's two kinds of Google glass users: Google glass users, and Glassholes.
2014-01-21 11:12:40 PM  
1 votes:

mbillips: 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.


o.onionstatic.com
2014-01-21 11:11:42 PM  
1 votes:
Hey, maybe he was only gathering metadata! That's ok, right?
2014-01-21 10:55:50 PM  
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?


Idiot!

Don't you remember that the Saudis crashed 2 copies of The Expendables into the WTC?

How quickly they forget.
2014-01-21 10:54:16 PM  
1 votes:
As long as I can still wear them in the strip club, I'm cool.
2014-01-21 10:45:22 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-21 10:40:36 PM  
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Since Obama is the president, this guy was technically arrested directly by Obama.


If Obama was going to pirate movies, that's exactly how he'd do it.
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 10:35:05 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:26:49 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 10:22:57 PM  
1 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 07:38:17 PM  
1 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.
 
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