Warner Busts Out Night Vision Goggles to Foil Potter Pirates

harrypotter-gogglesKeep your hands where we can see them! Warner Bros. Pictures (s twx) is resorting to drastic measures to prevent unauthorized video recordings of its newest Harry Potter epic. Security guards in Germany have been using night vision goggles in theaters running Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to find camcorders that might be otherwise hard to spot once the theater lights are off.
This isn’t the first time Warner has tried to protect Harry with peeping Toms. UK audiences were subjected to a similar treatment in 2004 to prevent the recording of The Prisoner of Azkaban. The measures caused quite a stir back then, and German Potter fans and privacy advocates are equally upset this time around. German officials have already announced that they plan to investigate Warner’s measures.
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