New technology will prevent people recording live music on their smartphones 4 years ago

New technology will prevent people recording live music on their smartphones

The purists will be very happy with this news.

Do you record live performances on your smartphones? Or do you prefer to just enjoy the music without the distraction of capturing it to upload it on YouTube later?

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If you're in the latter camp there's some very good news, as Apple has reportedly won the patent to prevent fans from recording or taking photos at live events.

The patent is headed, "Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light."

It describes how, “For example, an infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture or video capture is prohibited, and the emitter can generate infrared signals with encoded data that includes commands to disable the recording functions of devices. An electronic device can then receive the infrared signals, decode the data and temporarily disable the device’s recording function based on the command."

If it all comes to pass, this is what you'll see when you try to record something where the technology is in place.

Filming

Many artists have expressed their frustration with the live filming of new material, having to deal with the appearance of new songs on YouTube before they're released.