UK cinemas to ban Google Glass over piracy concerns

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Google Glass crossed the pond earlier this month but the reception hasn't exactly been stellar. According to a report from The Independent, cinemas in the UK are preparing to ban the headset over fears that it would be used to...

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Nobina

TS Evangelist
It's not that much of a restriction, you will probably take them off anyway if you're watching a movie, except if you want to make a pirated copy in this case, which will probably not happen.
 

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
Perhaps this whole privacy scare is one of the reasons we didn't see or hear much of anything about Glass at this year's IO conference?
Yeah, or Google realized there's another whole world outside their design labs where people think wearing technology on their face looks foolish.

But as the publication points out, gangs are able to stitch together multiple clips.
Good choice of words... I would have said 'groups' instead of 'gangs' because 'gang' usually implies criminal activity of the drugs/guns nature. But now we can wonder what a gang would be called who specialized in pirated movies using Glass. The West Side Glassh0les maybe?
 

wastedkill

TS Evangelist
Since when did google glass have the battery life to record a 2hr film and the storage capacity for it...

Thanks tards for making british people look like pathetic uneducated scared old men....

Seriously what stupid person thinks technology is that advanced.... I mean come on seriously now...
 

axiomatic13

TS Maniac
LOL more Google Glass FUD. I assure you United Kingdom-ites... no one wants to watch a shaky-cam video of a movie at 640x360. Hell I dont even want to watch a home movie of my kids at 640x360.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
LOL more Google Glass FUD. I assure you United Kingdom-ites... no one wants to watch a shaky-cam video of a movie at 640x360. Hell I dont even want to watch a home movie of my kids at 640x360.
Someone gave me a camcorder version of the film, "Thor". I booted it up, watched for less than a minute, then threw it away.

As horrible as the quality was, it seems people are willing to pay for it, perhaps because it's a bootleg, not in spite of it.. I couldn't possibly envision myself sitting through the whole sordid affair. Redbox had it a couple of months later, and it was, "still new to me"!:)
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
Why do you want to wear glasses anyway? They make you look like a nerd.,
No Tony you don't understand. Proper prescription glasses make you look like a nerd while Google glasses make you look mega, awesomely cool because they have that little thing on the side so you can take snaps and shoot videos, or so I've been told... by youngsters no less. Get with it.