Google Glass Now Officially Banned by MPAA in All US Movie Theaters
With troubles like a viewer being detained for potential piracy during a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, it's no surprise to hear that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) have announced (via SlashFilm) that Google Glass has officially been banned in all movie theaters in the United States. The reason for the ban boils down to piracy and the two organizations cite "a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown.” And in this case, Google Glass can be regarded as a recording device. Read on!
As has become customary with cell phones and other electronic devices in movie theaters, Google Glass can not be used or worn while a film plays in theaters, and anyone refusing to comply can be asked to leave. Before this ruling, theaters like The Alamo Drafthouse had already decided to ban Google Glass, so this was something that we knew would become an issue down the road, but now a decision has come down from up on high on the matter. Of course, movie theaters will still likely be the ones to make the final decision since they have to deal with patrons. You're probably better off just leaving Google Glass at home anyway so you don't look like an insufferable, time traveling, douchebag introvert.