Arrgh...Movie pirates nabbed with night-vision goggles
The Motion Picture Association is training Malaysian theater workers to strap on night-vision goggles and catch pirates in the act of filming.
You'd think catching movie pirates would be as easy as preventing anyone with a camcorder from entering a movie theater. Or throwing a net over Johnny Depp's house.
Instead, Malaysian theater workers are employing a high-tech strategy. According to a Reuters report, the Motion Picture Association is training Malaysian theater workers to strap on night-vision goggles to catch pirates in the act of filming.
And it's working. In the past two months, 17 illegal movie-tapers have been caught by begoggled Malaysian ushers.
Could New York City be the next test bed for the night-vision goggle probe? According to a Motion Picture Association of America study, New York accounts for 43 percent of all in-theater movie piracy in the U.S., as well as 20 percent of worldwide DVD piracy.