Earlier in the year we heard that UK cinemas had banned the use of Google Glass, and now cinemas in the U.S. have also banned the use of Google Glass and other wearable devices which are capable of recording video.
The news was announced by Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners, who announced that wearable recording equipment is now banned during the showing of a movie in cinemas across the U.S.
The ban is targeted at devices like Google Glass and other wearable gadgets which could potentially be used to record a movie in the theaters.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have a long history of welcoming technological advances and recognize the strong consumer interest in smart phones and wearable “intelligent” devices. 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.
The MPAA and NATO also announced that if they suspect anyone is using a device for recording in the cinema, or if anyone refuses to turn off a device when asked to by cinema staff, then they may call law enforcement.
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