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Apple’s Latest Patent Prevents Concert, Theatre Piracy

Apple Inc. has submitted a new patent in order to impose a restriction on the use of the camera on the iPhone, according to a new report.

The patent which involves an advanced infrared technology will prevent users from using their iPhone cameras in movie theatres, live concerts, or during any kind of stage performances.

This new technology will enforce this restriction immediately once it senses a live performance or a theatre-screen in its surroundings by using the built-in audio, light and infrared transmission methodology,

Needless to say, the move has already caused a quite a bit of frowns within the iPhone community, especially keeping in mind of the fact that after the implementation of this new technology, iPhone users will be totally at the mercy of their camera’s in-built sensor when it comes to clicking pictures, or recording videos.

However, Apple has not made any official comment yet regarding whether or not they are going to incorporate the new sensor technology in any of their future devices.

But, Apple observers are of the view that there is a pretty good chance of Apple introducing this technology in their upcoming devices, especially in the iPhone, to ensure a healthy relationship with its partners as well as with the associated artists.

Interestingly, the new patent has surfaced barely a few days after Apple had reportedly inked multiple agreements with major record labels and production houses for its iCloud service.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.