Future iPhones may be capable of preventing you from filming live footage at concerts and festivals. A patent filled by Apple may result in the development of software that is capable of detecting if you’re trying to film a live performance and promptly disable the recording function of your camera.
If introduced, this technology would prevent concert goers from recording copyrighted material on their iPhone and subsequently sharing that footage online at sites such as Facebook & YouTube.
The patent details that the planned software would use infrared technology to activate transmitters installed at venues to inform devices that recording at this venue is forbidden. The software would then deactivate the camera.
I’m sure record labels would love for this technology to be iPhone-ready tomorrow but concert goers that paid out hundreds of dollars to attend a concert and wanting a memento may not share the enthusiasm.