Google Glass User Pulled Out Of Movie Theater And Accused Of Piracy


There are bound to be teething problems as Google Glass rolls out to users. Back in October last year, Cult of Android reported on the Glass user given a ticket for “driving with monitor visible to driver.”

Now we have the not dissimilar case of a theater-goer removed from a screening for alleged piracy.

The viewer in question was watching Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with his wife at an AMC movie theater in Columbus, Ohio, when he was roughly removed from the screening by Department of Homeland Security officials.

“What followed,” the man reported in post for The Gadgeteer, “was over an hour of [investigators] telling me I am not under arrest, and that this is a ‘voluntary interview’, but if I choose not to cooperate bad things may happen to me.”

He also noted that officials “wanted to know who I am, where I live, where I work, how much I’m making, how many computers I have at home, why am I recording the movie, who am I going to give the recording to, why don’t I just give up the guy up the chain, ’cause they are not interested in me. Over and over and over again.”

The interview continued until an agent thought to investigate the Google Glass memory for a recording of the movie — only to discover that none existed.

In the aftermath, AMC apologized for the incident and offered the wrongfully accused man four passes to view the movie again.

“I would have been fine with ‘I’m sorry this happened, please accept our apologies,'” the Glass user noted. “Four free passes just infuriated me.”