“A moviegoer wearing Google Glass was removed from an AMC Theater in Columbus, Ohio, and questioned for an hour by federal authorities before being released after they determined he wasn’t recording ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,'” INFORUM reports.
“AMC responded on Tuesday, in a statement to TheWrap. ‘Movie theft is something we take very seriously, and our theater managers contact the Motion Picture Association of America anytime it’s suspected that someone may be illegally recording content on screen,’ a spokesman for the theater chain said. ‘While we’re huge fans of technology and innovation, wearing a device that has the capability to record video is not appropriate at the movie theatre. At AMC Easton 30 last weekend, a guest was questioned for possible movie theft after he was identified wearing a recording device during a film. 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.’ The interrogation went on for more than an hour, said the patron,” INFORUM reports.
“He said they gave him four free passes to another movie at AMC for his trouble. But he didn’t get an apology, and that made him mad,” INFORUM reports. “‘All he said was AMC called him, and he called the FBI. I would have been fine with ‘I’m sorry this happened, please accept our apologies.’ Four free passes just infuriated me.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iPhoneEnvy” for the heads up.]