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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Another Way to Prevent Taping in Theatres

Another Way to Prevent Taping in Theatres

Another Way to Prevent Taping in Theatres

Added: Friday, May 4th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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In yet another attempt to prevent camcording in cinemas, the largest studios have paid over $5,000,000 to a surveillance firm called PirateEye to mount cameras and catch pirates.

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This firm will install 5” cameras that weigh 14.5 pounds each in the theatres. These cameras will send out beams of light and capture on film several seats at a time. Meanwhile, CEO of PirateEye explained last week that their company usually installs the cameras at premiers and press screenings. The goal of the company is to give up checking bags and use metal detectors at such events. Soon such systems would be used by theatre owners in order to discourage and catch camcorders trying to illegally tape the video. Maybe, it will even manage to stop the rude behaviour like talking on cellphones during the show.

Although the majority of people who like visiting the movies may be uncomfortable with the idea of being taped, the company is sure that there shouldn’t be any privacy concerns. Their goal is to not have someone else look at you suspiciously if you haven’t done anything wrong.

In case the cameras don’t catch a camcorder, the pictures will be destroyed. Thus far, the system covers 4/5 of industry screenings, and the company believes that a thousand more systems would be installed across the globe within the next 18 months. Meanwhile, the PirateEye has already proved its usefulness during CinemaCon’s industry presentation, because it managed to snatch a high-profile pirate last week.

According to Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCom’s managing director, an individual was captured trying to illegally record Paramount’s presentation to exhibitors. This person was placed in police custody, and that’s all we know about his fate.



By:
SaM
May 5th,2012

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Friday, May 4th, 2012



Comments (27) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2012-05-04 19:57:57)
The_Ritty avatarIsn't this somewhat invasive to the movie patrons...being recorded without your knowledge or permission? Just thought of paying to 20$ to have someone spy on you in the dark for an hour and a half...kinda makes me uncomfortable. Why don't they start putting cameras in bathrooms to make sure people flush correctly too... "excuse me sir but we saw what you left in there." "But I thought I flu-" "come on punk, you're going downtown!"

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posted by (2012-05-04 20:11:12)
The_Ritty avatarbesides this issue has gotten so out of hand it's ridiculous. I don't buy the piracy issue at all. Nobody (music or movies) is losing any money. We used to tape stuff off/from one another back in the day ALL the time and no one complained. No one's losing any money - they're just not getting ALL the money. They make money but but they're greedy and want it all! If someone is desperate enough (or doesn't care) to watch a cam do you think they were gonna go to theater and watch that movie? Probably not - they were gonna wait on video. If that guy didn't download that album you think he would have went to the store and bought it? Probably not - he would have just copied it off a friend when they bought it. Like Greed, greed, greed. Greed like this ruined old shows for future generations - why would you wanna watch, say - WKRP without the original music? But I digress...my point is still the same - no losing money, just not making (or TAKING) all you money...and let's talk over saturation...There's at least 5 new movies opening every friday, another 10 (half A and half b) movies popping up and the video store every tuesday plus cable and television movies. Who has time to watch that all that? Remember back in the day when an actor had ONE new movie a year maybe? Now guys have 5 movies out in a year (nic cage0 and they ALL suck (nic cage)....and music, let's look at that. So many garbage albums released a year - and not really albums but cd's with TRACKS on them not SONGS. Why do you think singles do so well on i-tunes, etc. Cuz albums are pooh-pooh. 6 songs to be hits and 12 songs of generic uninspired filler. THEY want all your money but they don't want to give you anything for it. Don't buy cd's cuz all they do is give grammies to women beating like chris brown. The world is a messed up place.

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posted by (2012-05-04 20:13:16)
The_Ritty avatarand sorry about ranting - and poor typing (laptop keyboard).

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posted by (2012-05-04 22:42:47)
No avatarthe_ritty what the hell you on about i read all that any your on about music huh! there on about cinemas films not music can you read!. i think this is bad dont think we be having copy films much more unless everyone stops goin to the cinema to watch a movie because there being watched witch i doubt thats goin to happen one person caught in the act look out i say dont think copy movies be here much longer if this is the case. i just wonder who got caught if he does it all the time one of the main sources of pirate films hope not! looks like the cinemas are fighting back just got to wait and see what happens in the future.

5
posted by Blocked (2012-05-04 23:21:25)
menahunie avatarThe_RITTY - I see you get it from trolls as well.

My problem is being recorded in the idiotic name of anti-piracy.

5,000,000.00 paid to a company to use cameras to record you? Wasted money.

Why not had they taken that same money and discounted the ticket prices?

9,000,000.00 also lost in another case and more.

Has anyone bothered how much money MPAA and RIAA throw away in legal fee and nonsense like this per year?

These cameras work in the infra red light wave. So what are they going to do when movie goers start wearing a hat, visor or even a necklace with high output infra red leds all around them? It would blind the camera.
If enough people id this and were not recording a movie think what the media would do with a movie goer getting pulling out of a movie on a false claim of attempted piracy? LoL..
That person could be looking at a big payday..

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posted by (2012-05-05 01:17:06)
ic3m4l3 avatarthis has been in uk cinmas for a while at eleats
my pal truned on his mobil during a cinimma showing to see hwat they can do ect,within a min or 2 stewards came rushing up saying to turn that camera off
lol

7
posted by ET junkiemen (2012-05-05 02:04:21)
4GET avatari do not think they would let you in with a visor or sunglasses ect .i was at the movies lately and person not far away from me wore his hat threw the entire movie nowt said or done having said that i dont think they have the said infra red cams installed but there were ushers ..but like post 5 said there are ways of deflecting infra red beams but you must know were they are .thanks for posting

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posted by (2012-05-05 05:35:13)
No avatarcouldn't they just defeat recording devices by having a pile of infra red transmitters, the same way you can use infra red LEDs around your face to foil security cameras?

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posted by Blocked (2012-05-05 09:06:53)
No avatarwell kinda funny you would say

Isn't this somewhat invasive to the movie patrons...being recorded without your knowledge


well what you think theatres say the same

on top of that if they explain + post it ect that they are doing so i think its legal

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posted by (2012-05-05 11:48:16)
moviefreak24 avatarTotal invasion of privacy. All this trouble and money spend to catch people who produce content that is inferior to the actual movie in the theater. Ridiculous. It would make more sense for them to come up with (even more) ways to prevent ripping of blu-rays and dvd's, those are quality copies, who cares about a stinking cam? All they are doing now is invade people's privacy. Getting PAID to INVADE. Ain't that some sh*t?!

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posted by (2012-05-05 11:53:43)
Shadowdog626 avatartheres no point in these cameras cause people will always find a way to copy even if it means waiting for a dvd rip they think they'll make more money this way but they won't i'm sure has hell not going to pay to something im just going to hate

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posted by (2012-05-05 13:51:10)
hrg avatargood less iphone cams and more from behind the projector...

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posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-05-05 14:24:56)
tonymengela avatarThe cameras they install read and detect light levels, they can home in on people projecting light in the infrared spectrum and record them as evidence. I am sure they let them record and watch the movie and then casually catch them on the way out with the evidence to convict. Personally I like cams not because of quality which usually sucks, but because I can track forward through and see if its even worth the watch at the movies, or even see if it is even appropiate for my kids to watch. as trailers and ratings are never accurate for such things. If anything trailers give misleading clips and are usually the best parts of a shitty movie

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posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-05-05 14:36:43)
tonymengela avatarby the way infared light is very easy to detect, Before I went to prison I was under surveillance and all you need to spot their cameras was LED's with wide infrared spectrum and a regular digital camera, when you project out your wide spectrum infrared with high power it lights up their cameras like christmas trees! I would always spot their cameras in the woods around my house at night, if they were on my actual property I would take them, if not I would pore tar over them, talk about pissed off cops, lol. all of this without warrant, they finely got me by sending a girl with a VOP to my house, and then served the warrant on her while I was exploring her libido. I learned my lesson!!! If they want you, they will get you.

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posted by (2012-05-05 23:30:25)
Zettabyte avataryes lets make a movie about people watching a movie ..who cares what the audience being cammed want they are just unpaid actors...IDIOTS you would think they could come up with a better alternative with all technology has to offer ..why not just use the same film used to make license plates unreadable on camera to make an overlay for the screen then camming would be obsolete..and its a cheap non invasive alternative..stupid people doing stupid things makes me laugh ..thanks for this article !

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posted by (2012-05-07 03:30:39)
noel8675309 avatarGone will be the days of teens who goto the movies to hook up with their boyfriends and girlfriends and makeout sessions. Does this mean that the theater owner will be prosecuted for child pornography if 2 16 yr old's are getting frisky and the camera catches some boobs or upskirt? Seems kind of a double standard to me. In the future, if I see one of these cameras in the theater I visit, I will simply start wearing double bandanas to protect my privacy even when doing nothing(and explain to people what I am doing and why, so that they are also aware that they are being recorded without their knowledge). Either that or I will simply stop going, and give them no patronage. The prices are already bad enough. Now I have to worry about my privacy too? Thanks, but no thanks Hollywood.

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posted by (2012-05-07 03:51:43)
No avatarI went to see Avengers over the weekend here in texas only to find out the theater now REQUIRES you pick a specific seat before being sold a ticket. They have a usher that will make sure you only take the seat you picked. No more sitting anywhere you want, moving if a seat is broken, ect ect. They even had a person removed from a different theater while I was waiting outside my theater for not sitting in the seat he paid for. He was shouting the seat was broken and all they told him was, either sit in that seat or get a ticket for a different showing. His family was in with him, so basically he wasn't allowed to see a movie he paid for unless he sat in a broken seat. Between theaters doing crap like that and now this. Just more reasons to stay away from a theater. I for one, if I go at all, will get a refund and leave if I find out they are planning on taping me. Either that or just go in with ways to beat the cameras and no cam. What are they gonna do then? I haven't broken any laws.

18
posted by men (2012-05-07 07:17:33)
Slickinator avatarlol yep

19
posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2012-05-07 18:48:12)
fusseltier avatarthen i guess you just have to be comfortable getting taped getting a blow job or having sex in the movie theatre...

20
posted by Blocked (2012-05-08 01:31:27)
GayFish avatarIf a menahunie typed in a forest and noone was around to read it, would anyone care? NO

21
posted by Blocked (2012-05-08 01:53:59)
4uckAuthority avatarobviously anybody who has a problem with them putting up cameras has never been inside of a bank, or anywhere else in the world that has a cash register...i mean FFS, you can't go to a drive through and order food without being filmed. where i work, they have 92 cameras up. its just the way it is now. and most theaters have them up in the lobby anyways

22
posted by Blocked (2012-05-08 04:14:33)
menahunie avatarGayFish Your handle says it all. Gay Boi Troll..

23
posted by (2012-05-08 07:45:41)
No avatarFirst we should be able to tap movies in theaters because it helps people who can't afford to go to be able to see them.

I for one can't afford to go see movies in theaters and thank all the people for posting these cams on here.

If they stop letting people record movies on the cameras ect then lets all see how they like it if no one goes to the theaters for a day or 2.

24
posted by ET lover (2012-05-08 11:51:13)
gypsywarrior avatarThis is all a huge scam/fraud/tax write off. You can buy a device for $30 that will detect any camera lense and light it up like a christmas tree. They only need to do a swift look at the audience to see any camera. So $30/$5000000 do the math on that

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posted by (2012-05-09 05:15:04)
No avatar$5,000,000? just to stop cams in the theaters? LoL ....talk about wasting money, they bitch about profit loss but there the ones spending there money on stupid crap.
instead of bitching about piracy they need to take a look @ there own spending.

@noel8675309: I can see that happening LoL.

26
posted by (2012-05-09 23:32:34)
Quixis avatarI hope they will stop taping in theaters cos 95% of the CAM or TS releases r unwatchable.

27
posted by (2012-05-10 10:18:01)
Zettabyte avataryah quixis because you are forced to download ..GTFO you are an idiot..@menahunie..wow very mature way to handle that



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