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#1 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:48:05 AM(UTC)
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When it comes to Google Glass there are some mixed emotions. While it is an interesting device, there are Google “Glass Haters” out there who are not comfortable with a device that can take pictures of them or record their actions being out in the open like that. But it is the device’s ability to record that has resulted in it being officially banned from movie theaters.
  
The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced that an update was made to its theatrical anti-theft policy to include wearable tech in its list of items banned.


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“As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theaters, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown,” reads a joint statement from both groups. “As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time. Individuals who fail or refuse to put the recording devices away may be asked to leave. If theater managers have indications that illegal recording activity is taking place, they will alert law enforcement authorities when appropriate, who will determine what further action should be taken.”

Piracy is a constant concern for the MPAA which claims that the movie industry loses billions of dollars a year because of it. However, such a claim is hard to give credence to when, according to the 2013 Theatrical Market Statistics Report, the MPAA shows that the box office global revenue was $35.9 billion (up 4 percent over the total in 2012).
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:50:07 AM(UTC)
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From what I've heard the battery wouldn't last for a whole movie

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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:58:40 AM(UTC)
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Not only would it not last long, but according to their description "recording devices" means you can't just keep your phone silenced, but actually off.

Idiots.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:31:20 PM(UTC)
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GOOD! Get ready for many bans on Glass, all of which will be deserved!!!

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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:26:32 PM(UTC)
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why would you want it in there anyways? not to mention if it has any lights it would piss off all the normal humans around you

Offline KOwen  
#6 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2014 7:03:39 AM(UTC)
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I thought Glass was supposed to be out by now, no? Has Google come up with an actual use case for this product because I fail to see one.

As if this ban would actually stop anyone who already had a mind to record a movie.

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#7 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2014 10:44:45 AM(UTC)
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It's almost as easy to record with a phone as it is with a glass...

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:10:17 PM(UTC)
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I guess those guys who sell $1 movies are still going to have to sneak in cameras to record the movies. LOL!
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#9 Posted : Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:41:32 PM(UTC)
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i dont get how anyone would buy these? I was offered one from google.. $1500.. FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!??? for something that cost them $100 to make?? lol I dont think french fries are even marked up that high
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#10 Posted : Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:41:40 PM(UTC)
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i dont get how anyone would buy these? I was offered one from google.. $1500.. FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!??? for something that cost them $100 to make?? lol I dont think french fries are even marked up that high
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#11 Posted : Sunday, January 4, 2015 3:29:10 PM(UTC)
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And I don't think anyone would record a snippet using it!
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