from the over-reaction-much? dept.
The Guardian reports that Drafthouse Cinemas, which has 20 sites across the United States, says that users of Google Glass will not be allowed to use them while watching films because the wearable glasses can be used to surreptitiously record video. "We've been talking about this potential ban for over a year," says Drafthouse CEO Tim League. "Google Glass did some early demos here in Austin and I tried them out personally. At that time, I recognised the potential piracy problem that they present for cinemas. I decided to put off a decision until we started seeing them in the theatre, and that started happening this month."
Attitudes towards Google Glass appear to be hardening in the US. In January, cinema chain AMC said the eyewear was "not appropriate" for use in cinemas, following an incident in which homeland security officers interrogated a Glass wearer during a screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in Columbus, Ohio.