In a plan worthy of James Bond himself, Sony Pictures is using night vision goggles in theaters in Sweden to find anyone using a camcorder to bootleg Quantum of Solace. These are unprecidented measures meant to ensure that the film does not wind up on the Internet weeks before it’s US release.
According to The Local:
“This isn’t some sort of PR-stunt, believe me, it’s simply self defence,” said the head of Sony Pictures in Sweden, Zoran Slavic to TT-Spektra.
Slavic explained that the audience is informed of the surveillance before entering the theater and that it involved security personnel equipped with night vision goggles standing in the aisles.
“It’s not something you record, it’s sort of like night binoculars which don’t cause any disturbance whatsoever,” said Slavic, who refused to divulge whether or not the measures had netted any would-be bootleggers.