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    Wearing Google Glass at the movies isn't allowed.

    Wearing your Google Glass or other wearable tech is now officially banned in movie theaters.

    If you don't put your devices away, you could risk being asked to leave the movie, or even having the police called on you, two industry groups said Wednesday.

    The new ban is part of an effort by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) to crack down on movie piracy.

    The new update to the groups' "anti-theft policy" followed a joint meeting of MPAA and NATO theatrical anti-piracy teams at ShowEast, the annual industry convention and trade show.

    "As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theaters," the groups said in a joint statement, "we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown."