New Anti-Piracy Device Developed for CinemasAdded: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Anti-piracy groups may be interested in using a new tool developed by a 30-year-old Indian software engineer. The innovative device meant to spot when people are using their cutting-edge smartphones or handy cameras to record video in theatres.
The developer, Varghese Babu, spent 3 years on creating his invention. However, the price of the device ($27,000) wouldn’t necessarily mean the end of piracy. Though, it can of course mean the end of Babu’s poverty. The developer called the tool “Demolish Duplica”. Basically, it is a hardware unit located in movie theatres. Once anyone tries to camcord a movie, the hardware unit recognizes the equipment used and stops the recording. In the meanwhile, an alert is sent to a server and the anti-piracy cell of police.
The developer explained that his tool can record the serial number of the smartphone or the handycam, along with the details of the location from where the recording was being done. This information can then be accessed by the authorities. The abilities of the new tool also include track tampering of the film during the editing process.
When the developer was asked whether there are any other similar products on the market, he claimed that had there been any other similar tool available, there would have been no pirated versions available of new movies. Varghese Babu also claimed that he had been receiving inquiries from the entertainment industry and now he was completing the formalities for getting the tool patented. In the meanwhile, the US industry experts express doubts in efficiency of such devices in American theatres. Well, it all depends on the MPAA’s decision, of course.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-11 17:25:24)|
|posted by (2013-06-11 19:14:39)|
|Goodbye cam rips|
|I bet it's just a robot that shoots everybody and emails the cops and the coroner.|
It stops the recording though.
|how can it access non wireless enabled technology or a camcorder that in no way connects to the net? Smartphones I can understand, but I don't see how this effectively stops piracy.|
|I call bullshirt on this Hubs is right. Also, if it can read the ID off my phone I think we have graver issues to worry about|
|even radar detector detectors don't disable the unit. that kind of instruction would have to be written into the firmware - @barloz on twitter|
|This sounds like total nonsensical drivel like the myth the tv licensing peoples spread about detector vans|
Firstly it would HAVE to have some software and possibly even hardware built into the "device" in question to
a) figure out that its being used illegally and
b) give up its serial number etc
This is "possible" but not now and tbh, it would take hackers a fraction of the time to make a work around to defeat such a system than would be spent designing and implementing it so I also call Malebovinebottyexpulsion on this
He is probably also working on a dream recorder too I suspect and his psychiatrist is desperate to find him and get him back on his meds
|unless you build a small lead box inwhich you put the camera so that the device cant read the camera's electronice |
it wont work i wouldnt worry
there isnt a device alive that can read electronic signals through lead
that will def be thwarted
|Anti-Piracy My Foot how cares camrips i am always for BRrip ... and they can't control Piracy ....Lone Live Piracy|
|posted by (2013-06-12 06:14:17)|
|who cares about cams! they ruin good movies anyway|
|I find this to be very suspicious. As other users commented it is impossible to get serial numbers and take remote control of any device that is not plugged into the interwebs. I think this guy just made a great living off of fooling the MPAA.|
|And how does this device know you're not simply answering your smartphone? This won't work.|
|doesn't matter to me. i never download cam print. mean while the above discussion is right even i dont think this device can detect every recording device. may be it helps to reduce piracy but it wont demolish it completely|
|doesnt matter, most of the people like me never ever downloaded a cam rip in their life. So it doesn't matter at all|
|posted by (2013-06-12 17:17:50)|
|I remember TV displays that were worse then todays cam rips hehe, so most cam rips dont bother me at all. Though if what you guys are implying is that the story lines in most films these days are so bad all they have going for them is their HD/3D features, I would agree with you.|
As for this indiot and his “Demolish Duplica” LOL. Before I finished reading the article I had a few ideas to put it out of commission, even if it did work it wouldnt last a week, you've also got crooked cinemas that just wont buy them or will just turn them off.
|posted by (2013-06-13 05:52:46)|
|Not much information about this on the web. I'm skeptical; if not for feasibility reasons then certainly for privacy issues. Can read the serial number off your phone or recording device? If it can get this information off your phone then what other information? Name, home address, gps location so the cops know exactly where to come arrest you? Meh, I'll believe it when I see it.|
I would be interested to know if there is any anti-piracy technology that could flash light in a theater that is on the "invisible" part of the spectrum, so as not to interfere with people's viewing, but could interfere with a camera lens that typically have a much broader ability to detect light.
|wouldn't they be better off just adding an array of infra-red led's into the screen so the camera just see's white|
|posted by (2013-06-13 14:52:27)|
|Its allright I don't watch cam rips anyway.|
|Old technology. There are other anti|
piracy companies and it's impossible
getting someone serial number over the
air. If that was the case, the FBI and
law enforcement agencies would have a
easy time locating the bad guys.
Sure you can locate a operate cam, but
cinemas have to worried about, privacy
issues, being scan every 30 seconds,
complaints + lost revenue
|posted by (2013-07-02 19:06:12)|
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