Google Glass is the enemy of movie theaters, if certain industry groups are to be believed. Just like once upon a time concert taping was going to kill live music, and VCRs were going to kill television, and the Internet was going to kill everything, Google Glass is now going to run your local multiplex conglomerate out of business. At least, according to the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners. The MPAA and NATO have teamed up to ban Google Glass and other wearables from your local theater. If you refuse to doff your Google Glass (or you need it to see), they can throw you out of the theater or even call the cops.
“If theater managers have indications that illegal recording activity is taking place, they will alert law enforcement authorities when appropriate, who will determine what further action should be taken,” says the joint statement.
Given the proliferation of devices capable of recording movies at DVD quality, including most cell phones, it seems a bit silly to ban something as obvious as a wearable pair of computer eyeglasses or a smartwatch. There are lots of other ways to make recordings that can actually be hidden, rather than worn openly.Technorati Tags: google glass, google glass ban, google glass banned by theaters, motion picture association of america, mpaa, mpaa and nato ban google glass, national association of theater owners, NATO, wearables