Apple patents technology to prevent photos at concerts

So, you may only be able to show the world the mediocre dinner you had before the concert, thanks to Apple.

The company that’s fast becoming the Debbie Downer of the tech world recently patented technology that will pull up a “recording disabled” notification when its user is trying to take photos or videos at concerts.

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But how, you ask? The New York Times said back in 2011, “The recording industry could easily use this technology to disable a camera during a music concert by blasting an infrared signal from the stage and in turn disabling an iPhone from recording the concert for purposes of sharing it online, violating copyright laws.”

There’s no telling when this development will be implemented, so you should probably go to as many shows with your free Ticketmaster prizes A.S.A.P.

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Blayne Waterloo is a reporter for Fly. She loves food, books, her dogs, her husband... and food.

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