Going to the movies? Prepare to be watched while you watch

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#1

Going to the movies? Prepare to be watched while you watch.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/RQhshs.jpg[/newsimage]Gaining entry to some movie theaters lately gives patrons an experience that is on par with going through a TSA checkpoint at the airport. Then once you’ve gained access, there are cameras strategically positioned that record your every move. Unfortunately, the extent to which these companies monitor movie-goers is only going to get worse.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/going-to-the-movies-prepare-to-be-watched-while-you-watch-36138/](http://www.myce.com/news/going-to-the-movies-prepare-to-be-watched-while-you-watch-36138/)


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#2

ethics vs. piracy

Some people/companies are thinking that there is everything thing is ok when it comes to stop piracy, but this would be a big step across the line, imho.

Monitoring emotions? wth. ------> Google cinema view??? LOL

They should install body scanners like in airports, this is existing technology and at least the same nonsense.

somehow,…

…I’m speechless at the moment


#3

[QUOTE=H3rB3i;2554466]…I’m speechless at the moment[/QUOTE] Our surveillance system has noted your reaction for further processing. Thanks for your continued cooperation in our market research. :cool:


#4

Just pass the word around.

After people start hearing it and stop going to the show because of it, the lost dollars will stop them from continuing.


#5

Enough is enough. It was bad enough when they tossed me out because the Fart Detector got me. Now they want to know if I have a boner? WTF?


#6

So now when you go to the cinema, you could be faced with:

[ul]
[li]Airport-like screening on entrance.[/li][li]Exam-room style surveillance.[/li][li]Being physically spyed upon, as if PC Spyware was not bad enough.[/li][li]Cinema ticket price hikes to cover the cost of all these “extras.”[/li][/ul]
. . . and they complain about cinema attendance figures dropping :rolleyes:

Save your money and buy a ticket for something worth watching, e.g. Circus, Play, Magician, Rodeo, etc. It may cost more, but at it will be money well spent. :slight_smile:


#7

Do the Theatres have the Patrons sign a “Standard Model Release”?
NO! Sue them! Sue them!
What goes around will come around.


#8

[QUOTE=olddancer;2554524]Do the Theatres have the Patrons sign a “Standard Model Release”?
NO! Sue them! Sue them!
What goes around will come around.[/QUOTE]

Good point and something I didn’t realise either until I did a quick search and come across this. Basically if you capture a candid photo and send it to a newspaper/magazine company, that’s OK, but if you use it for a commercial application as what’s proposed here, permission needs to be obtained for every individual caught on film/camera.


#9

Pretty soon, these detectors will be able to reveal our social security numbers.


#10

[QUOTE=Seán;2554527]Good point and something I didn’t realise either until I did a quick search and come across this. Basically if you capture a candid photo and send it to a newspaper/magazine company, that’s OK, but if you use it for a commercial application as what’s proposed here, permission needs to be obtained for every individual caught on film/camera.[/QUOTE]

That’s easy. “Purchase and use of this ticket implies consent…”


#11

Pretty crazy, it seems like they’re actually trying to stop people from going to the theaters.


#12

So what, are theye going to ban iPhone 4’s then too ?? They are HD camcorders.

This is absurd, ridiculous and plain wrong. If I see cameras in the cinema, I am leaving and demanding a refund before the curtain rises. Screw these a$$holes.


#13

You can count me in as one of the people that will stop going to go see movies.

I’ll just wait until they get to Netflix…no biggie.


#14

[QUOTE=bean55;2554497]Just pass the word around.

After people start hearing it and stop going to the show because of it, the lost dollars will stop them from continuing.[/QUOTE]

:iagree: I agree 100% everyone should take a stand, so start talking people :iagree:


#15

There was a ex wife and her friend who killed the x husband here and then said they were at the movies. The cameras showed that they never were at the movies the night they kill him. Most places today have cameras and people should know that when they say there are there when they were not.


#16

[QUOTE=Seán;2554527]Good point and something I didn’t realise either until I did a quick search and come across this. Basically if you capture a candid photo and send it to a newspaper/magazine company, that’s OK, but if you use it for a commercial application as what’s proposed here, permission needs to be obtained for every individual caught on film/camera.[/QUOTE]

Just like treebait said, I think they would include some fancy fine print on the ticket itself (that typically would go unread or noticed) that says purchasing the ticket means you agree to all terms of the sale. The terms of the sale would include, amongst other things, granting the theatre permission to record/ photograph your facial reactions, body language, etc during the movie exhibition for “marketing” or “security” purposes.

I could see this helping to stop or slow down the movie bootleggers until they design a better way of concealing the recording devices. I could see an innovative person hacking up a webcam or flip cam and hiding it in a hat which would send the data to a smartphone or iPhone like device for storage. Maybe even hook it up to a MY-FI type of device to stream it to a personal website for later distribution.

With enough determination, anything is possible. :slight_smile:


#17

What the hell? What kinda bullshit is this?


#18

We are loosing our privacy in the name of marketing and law enforcement. Go to your local Sherrif web page and read the disclaimer on pedifile (level 1,2,3) public disclosure. Level 3 information is public by law. Level 1, 2, & potential offenders are disclosed to neighbors and retail establishments at their discretion.

When you drive up to the theatre your vehicle license can be read by security systems and checked against a law enforcement watch list. If you are found on their watch list you are subjected to a mixed reaction of fear, discust, and focused observation.

Becoming a potential offender is easy, just creep out the wrong barmaid/waitress by staring at her assets. Potential offender is an opinion about your thoughts (Minority Report-esc). It is the new witch hunt.

Your vehicle license, credit card use, and security camera image are used to track your movements more and more places every day. The Homeland Security Act has enabled this tracking to be used without permission. Legislation has not significantly limited business use yet.


#19

Doesn’t this go completely against our personal privacy?

You know, I just went and saw Paranormal Activity 2 the other week, and I don’t want cameras catching me screaming like a girl.

IF they really want to combat piracy in movie theaters, they could set the projectors to a refresh rate that can’t be tracked by cameras, though that would most likely give people huge headaches.

I would much rather see them doing something about the way they project the movie, instead of destroying our rights.

I also don’t want to go pay $40 to watch a movie I may not like and get videotaped while doing so…

If you ask me, America hasn’t been the land of the free in a long time.

Aswell as copyright getting worse and worse, taking measures so idiotic, it endangers our way of life.


#20

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You know, I just went and saw Paranormal Activity 2 the other week, and I don’t want cameras catching me screaming like a girl.
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ROFL!!!