NewsCore reports, “Fans at concerts and sports games may soon be stopped from using their iPhones to film the action — as a result of new technology being considered by Apple, The Times of London reported Thursday.”
“A patent application filed by Apple, and obtained by the Times, reveals how the software would work,” NewsCore reports. “If a person were to hold up their iPhone, the device would trigger the attention of infra-red sensors installed at the venue. These sensors would then instruct the iPhone to disable its camera.”
“The software is seen as an attempt to protect the interests of event organizers and television broadcasters who have exclusive rights to film an event,” NewsCore reports. “These companies often sell their own recordings but are frustrated when cell phone videos appear online via websites such as YouTube, allowing people to watch the concert free.”
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