Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, enforcement, movie theaters

Companies:
cinemark, mpaa



Cinemark Tosses Elderly Woman Out Of Theater, Claiming She Was Filming A Movie With Her Phone

from the punchline:-she-wasn't dept

The MPAA has been pushing its strict take all prisoners approach to force movie theaters into pissing off nearly all movie goers by wildly accusing anyone with a mobile phone of destroying the entire US economy. Or something like that. We've already seen theaters call in Homeland Security when a guy so much as dared to wear his Google Glass during a movie. And now, the latest story of MPAA-driven excess, as revealed by TorrentFreak, involves Cinemark ejecting an elderly woman because she had an old "brick, slider-type" mobile phone, which her husband handed to her as he had to leave. There is also a theory that someone else in the theater saw her theater-provided closed captioning device and assumed that it was a recording device. Either way, the lady (who is not a fluent English speaker, and had trouble understanding the commotion) was ejected from the theater, even though theater employees realized she was not recording the movie.

Phew! Another pirate stymied!

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    David, 2 May 2014 @ 6:42am

    Re: Re:

    the quality is so bad you can't appreciate the special effects and boobs. And that's where all the money went.

    And that's a real danger for society. If the movie billionaires don't feel boob jobs offer a sufficient return of investment for their pocket money, they'll invest in congressmen and hitmen rather than beauty surgeons and pay for tax cuts rather than scalpel cuts and copyright extensions rather than dick extensions.

    And before you realize it, things have progressed to a state where you feel like you are living in the U.S.A.

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