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Columbus theater questions customer wearing Google Glass

Columbus theater questions customer wearing Google Glass
Posted January 22nd, 2014 @ 10:25am by The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) --Federal authorities say they questioned a man at a Columbus movie theater who they suspected might be recording a movie with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

The government says no action was taken after the man confirmed the Google Glass was also a pair of prescription glasses with the recording function inactive.

The man was watching "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" at an AMC theater in Columbus on Saturday. Authorities did not identify him.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls says the man voluntarily answered questions from officers with ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

AMC says it contacted authorities after identifying someone wearing a recording device. Spokesman Ryan Noonan says the company takes movie theft seriously.

Both ICE, which investigates piracy and counterfeiting, and the Motion Picture Association of America, were involved.

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