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MPAA bans Google Glass, similar products from movie theaters

No 'Glassholes' in movie theaters, MPAA says

Michael Hatamoto | Oct 30, 2014 at 06:30 pm CDT (0 mins, 41 secs reading time)

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) don't want movie patrons to have wearbles in the theater with them. Not surprisingly, both trade groups want a zero-tolerance policy that prevents the use of any recording device, even when recording isn't taking place, because of piracy concerns.

MPAA bans Google Glass, similar products from movie theaters | TweakTown.com

"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."

If movie goes do not comply with the new rules, they could be asked to leave the theater - and law enforcement will be notified if suspected piracy is taking place. There is particular concern of Google Glass, but with other wearables featuring video recording ability, all similar devices will also be banned.

Last updated: Nov 2, 2014 at 12:00 am CDT

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