Mobile video livestreaming app Bambuser has hit out at Apple after the iPhone company filed a patent application for technology to prevent iPhones and similar devices from being able to record live concert footage. Apple first applied for the patent in 2009 but its existence was unearthed last week and reported in this week’s Music Ally Bulletin. “On the face of it this is a really clever idea, one that empowers content owners,” said Hans Eriksson, executive chairman of Bambuser. “It has the potential to help the music and film industries clamp down on commercial piracy – a stance we fully endorse. But it also risks alienating tens of millions of music fans across the globe who simply want to share their mosh-pit experiences with family and friends.” Eriksson points out that unless other manufacturers follow suit, Apple’s technology will not be an effective preventative measure.
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