Alright, today I’m taking a little break from my dear pharma/biotech IP. The controversy, however, never seems to leave. And by that I mean I’m going to be talking about Apple’s “censorship patent.”
This particular application appears to be a case of “did not think that far ahead.” The basic concept is actually fairly reasonable: copyright control of live artistic performances. Basically, the invention at issue would allow iPhone cameras to be remotely disabled by theatre management or concert promoters. Not a particularly unreasonable use. It could theoretically help with controlling recording in movie theaters as well. The issue arises when the device falls into the wrong hands.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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