Apple may kill music and video piracy with its new infrared sensor technology. The company has applied for a patent for its new infrared sensor technology which will change the way an iPhone gets data from its surrounding environment.
If they apply the technology in Apple gadgets the music and movie industry will probably cry tears of joy. The recording of live concerts by fans may be a thing of the past if they place these infrared transmitters near the stage. The iPhone camera pointed at the stage would then see automatic disabling of all recording on the phone. It would disable cameras in movie theatres just as easily.
The patent which is titled "Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light" can also be used in museums which can communicate points about the display. It could even show you a related online video and of course will be able to disable photography even if you didn’t see the Photography Not Allowed sign.
Since Apple has a number of patent applications it is not certain that this infrared technology will be applied in its gadgets such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. If it does come to pass it will certainly help cut down illegal piracy for the music and video industry.