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Google Glass To Be Banned In UK Cinemas Amid Fears Of Film Theft
Technology
Written by Maricel Rubia     July 01, 2014    
This is the same logic that says you can't carry a decent penknife when you go for a walk and want to cut bramble stems off the path that are cutting your grandmother and preventing her from going for a walk - so you have to leave her to rot in a nursing home because it's 'safe' there. Lawmakers - and by extension, corporations (in case that's ever a different entity) seem ubiquitously disingenuous enough not to realise that if you're the kind of person who carries a knife to attack someone, you simply aren't the same kind of person that really cares whether or not this is illegal. Similarly, if someone wants to pirate a film, they're not going to advertise the fact by sporting the means of their exploits openly. If someone is capable of keeping their head still for 2 hours, they probably deserve whatever footage they can get. Frankly, people have been pirating films for a long time before Google Glass and using a means that doesn't require them to keep their heads dead still for 2 hours. I'm sure they'll continue as previously. But common sense doesn't really factor into the climate of universal creation of random and arbitrary laws. Those that obtain enough control to make rules these days seem only interested in maximising their own liberties and minimizing those of the people who pay their salaries.

Traditionally, law mandated against wrongdoing, not against equipping people with the means to do wrong.
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Reviewed by Wish I Could Pretend to Believe Mainstream News July 24, 2014
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This is the same logic that says you can't carry a decent penknife when you go for a walk and want to cut bramble stems off the path that are cutting your grandmother and preventing her from going for a walk - so you have to leave her to rot in a nursing home because it's 'safe' there. Lawmakers - and by extension, corporations (in case that's ever a different entity) seem ubiquitously disingenuous enough not to realise that if you're the kind of person who carries a knife to attack someone, you simply aren't the same kind of person that really cares whether or not this is illegal. Similarly, if someone wants to pirate a film, they're not going to advertise the fact by sporting the means of their exploits openly. If someone is capable of keeping their head still for 2 hours, they probably deserve whatever footage they can get. Frankly, people have been pirating films for a long time before Google Glass and using a means that doesn't require them to keep their heads dead still for 2 hours. I'm sure they'll continue as previously. But common sense doesn't really factor into the climate of universal creation of random and arbitrary laws. Those that obtain enough control to make rules these days seem only interested in maximising their own liberties and minimizing those of the people who pay their salaries.

Traditionally, law mandated against wrongdoing, not against equipping people with the means to do wrong.

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