IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a
result of new Apple technology.
The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when
people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras.
A patent application filed by Apple revealed how the technology would work.
If an iPhone were held up and used to film during a concert infra-red sensors
would detect it.
These sensors would then contact the iPhone and automatically disable its
People would still be able to send text messages and make calls.
The new technology is seen as an attempt to protect the interests of event
organisers and broadcasters who have exclusive rights to concerts.
The companies are often left frustrated when videos of shows appear online via
websites such as YouTube which let users watch them for free.
Apple filed for the patent 18 months ago — and it is thought if
successful it will help them negotiate deals with record labels to sell
content through iTunes.