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Thread: Metal Detectors and Night-Vision Goggles Now Used To Catch Pirates

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    "Theaters in Canada have recently started using metal detectors and night-vision goggles to track down movie cammers. In addition, theater employees receive a $500 reward for every pirate they catch. The hunt is on!"

    "Earlier this year Twentieth Century Fox came to the conclusion that Canada is the home of camcorder pirates. According to their research, over 50% off all camcorder recorded movies originate from Canada. These statistics are more fiction than fact of course, but they caused a widespread panic.

    Movie theaters in Canada are now taking extreme measures to cut down this figure, even if this means less comfort for their paying customers.

    Serge Corriveau, Director of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, highlighted some of the measures they’ve taken and told CBC: “Having people searching knapsacks and people going up and down the aisles once the movie’s started to see if they can spot somebody camcording.

    You can see also people with night-vision goggles searching through the crowd trying to see if they can find something.” Corriveau added that metal detectors will also be used in theaters across Canada, specifically for pre-screenings.

    And if this isn’t enough, CMPDA have also introduced a reward program for theater employees. Catching pirates is a lucrative business now, as they can earn upto $500 CAD if they identify a person who’s trying to record a movie on his phone or camcorder. More details can be found in the “theater employee camcorder training guide“.

    The theater owners sure do all they can to please their customers. A few days ago we reported about a 19 year old girl who was arrested by the police after she recorded a 20 second clip from the movie “Transformers” that she wanted to show to her little brother.

    Thanks to the night-vision goggles I guess…"

    Source: TorrentFreak
    Related: Canada hit by movie preview ban and Warner: Canada Source of Film Piracy
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    Its seems like going to the movies in Canada will be like going to the damn airport.
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    Some strict measures yea///

    Canada and it's "lax laws" https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/f-new...ghlight=Canada
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    Pass the popcorn with the nite goggles . What a joke the industry can't police them selves so get a pimply faced $8.00 an hour employee to do it for you . Is to laff .

    This quote got my goat !

    Movie theaters in Canada are now taking extreme measures to cut down this figure, even if this means less comfort for their paying customers.
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    well i think its time for plastic camcorders then lol

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    wow, crazy stuff. If only they put that kind of thought into making the movies in the first place so they were actually worth paying to go and see.

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    Actually theres been alot of movies lately that I've payed to see. I think alot of cam copies suck anyways. I wait for a dvd realese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaPistola View Post
    Its seems like going to the movies in Canada will be like going to the damn airport.
    Yeah, I actually saw this one coming..... The metal detectors at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanidexxx View Post
    Actually theres been alot of movies lately that I've payed to see. I think alot of cam copies suck anyways. I wait for a dvd realese.
    same. this really doesn't affect me cuz I don't download cams. I just wait for the HD releases.

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    I don't touch cam releases, never good. If it is a good movie then I will pay to go see it, otherwise I just wait for the dvd release. Now this would make me want to go to them less and just use the money to buy a bigger home theater system.

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