Cue the Soviet Russia jokes: The Consumerist is reporting that Warner Brothers has a new policy "to film movie theater audiences around the country during the opening weekend of its movies in an effort to prevent piracy."
A reader reported seeing "an older gentleman who looked to be about 60 standing in the corner of the theater. Sporting a black suit and a black briefcase, he began to film the audience during the movie. Every 5-10 minutes he would sweep the audience with his video camera, then turn it off and just watch us, then turn the camera back on and sweep again." A trip to Customer Service confirmed that the gentleman in question was contracted to Warner Brothers as part of an anti-piracy campaign.