Some UK cinemas ban Google Glass use during film screenings

Some UK cinemas ban Google Glass use during film screenings

Google Glass futuristic eyewear hit the UK markets only last week, but the use of the device is already being banned in some cinemas across the country, due to fears that pirate movie crooks may illegally record movies.

The ban of Google Glass device in some UK cinemas is an upshot of the fact that the device can be potentially used by criminal gangs for distributing pirate copies of movies recorded in cinemas.

The fear of possible recording to movies illegally using the Glass device essentially stem from statistics which show that more than 90 percent of the illegally copied and distributed films are recorded in cinemas.

With some cinemas banning the use of Glass device, the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) - the authority that oversees nearly 90 percent of the cinemas in the UK - plans to ask the Glass users not to wear the device at all in auditoriums.

About the move being planned by the CEA with regard to prohibiting Glass use in cinemas, Phil Clapp - CEO of the association - said: "Customers will be requested not to wear these into cinema auditoriums, whether the film is playing or not."

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