Night vision technology vs. the eye-patch — harrrrrrrrr!

This year Toronto’s festival-goers have developed a curious ritual. At the beginning of every film, before the string of sponsorship trailers, there’s a stern panel of black-and-white text warning the audience about penalties for video piracy, preceded by an announcement that “night vision technology” may be used during the screening to detect anyone trying to pirate a film with a camera. Which brings on a chorus of mock pirate yells from the audience — “Aaaaaaargh!