OT Homeland Security and Movies

A movie goer was harassed by the Feds because he wore Google glass to a movie. Article here: http://preview.alturl.com/q5wqz What does possible movie theft have to do with Homeland Security? Couldn't about half the federal government employees better spend their time chopping weeds?
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On 01/21/2014 11:01 PM, Dean Hoffman > wrote:

Yes, Homeland Security is a taxpayer funded service for the motion picture industry.
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"The MPAA then contacted Homeland Security, which oversees movie theft...."
Seems to support my "slippery slope" view...
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On 1/22/2014 6:56 AM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:

Government of the corporations, for the corporations, by the corporations.
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Dean,

The article that you posted answered this question.
Dave M.
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What I find interesting is the line of questions they were asking him:
============ - who I am, where I live, where I work - how much I’m making, how many computers I have at home - where I got Glass / how did I came by having it. - what does Google ask of me in exchange for Glass - how much is Google paying me - 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. ============= Do they really not know anything about the details of google-glass and the relationship between google and those that acquire these glasses?
Are movies filmed in theaters really handed "up the chain" the way drugs and other high-value items are handled? I would have thought that the people putting cam-vids on torrents and file-lockers are the same ones doing the filming.
It's interesting that law enforcement goons think that everything illegal is done as part of an organized effort involving a chain of people. They've obviously been watching too many TV crime shows about themselves.
One of their basic flaws in this case is that nobody in his right mind would cam-rip a movie in a theater using google-glass - too much head movement to make for a watchable video.
"David L. Martel" wrote:

Actually, no it doesn't.
The article does not explain why the Dept. of Fatherland Security handles movie theft.
The best explanation I can find (with limited googl'ing) is this:
============The US Department of Homeland Security polices piracy through its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch and the National Intellectual Property Rights Center. The office works with movie studios and cinemas to stop the reproduction and distribution of pirated films.
"On January 18, special agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and local authorities briefly interviewed a man suspected of using an electronic recording device to record a film at an AMC theater in Columbus," Khaalid Walls, an ICE spokesman, told a reporter at the Columbus Dispatch. "The man, who voluntarily answered questions, confirmed to authorities that the suspected recording device was also a pair of prescription eye glasses in which the recording function had been inactive. No further action was taken." ============ The first 3 or 4 pages of a search for these keywords:
Homeland Security movie theft
All seem to point back to this story. Prior to this event happening, it would be interesting to know what result google would come back with given these same keywords.
I didn't know that Fatherland Security was tied into ICE.
What a tangled web of agencies we weave, when we practice to deceive.
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