[LINK] Cinema 'cops' deploy night vision devices
David.Pedler at sis.qld.gov.au
Fri Nov 28 09:04:07 EST 2008
I often have to hand my mobile phone in for movie previews - even when
it doesn't have a camera!
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> the copyright police are patrolling cinemas with night vision
> devices - and it's not just commercial pirates they're after.
There are copyright police? Is examining people with a telescope in a
dark theatre an invasion of privacy?
> In response to an increase in pirated movie recordings coming out of
Extraordinary! They offer no proof of this statement at all, in fact
later in the article they virtually admit it was a lie:
> While Gane acknowledged that most of the illegal movie recordings
> came out of countries with lax copyright laws, such as the
> Philippines, he said he expected more cinemas to adopt night vision
> devices as Australia was increasingly showing movies before the US
> and Britain.
Are they are going to start frisking cinema goers and treat them all
as potential criminals like they do in the US and Canada? Someone got
fined a $1000 for a cell phone recording? Mind you, anyone who makes
a cell phone recording of a movie (make that a video recording) must
> In November last year, Sydneysider Jose Duarte, 23, was fined $1000
> for filming The Simpsons Movie on his mobile phone and uploading the
> footage to the internet. AFACT said it was the first illegal copy of
> the movie to be intercepted anywhere in the world.
I just wonder how they are going to find people recording with their
night-vision glasses. Are they going to arrest the person in the
middle of the theatre? Would they confiscate the person's "camera".
Do they get to look through the person's private data in the camera?
How disruptive is this whole process to the other people watching the
movie? What would happen if lots of people took in strange looking
boxes with flashing lights?
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