Industry observers admit that filming of concerts is not just an annoyance to musicians who normally ask their fans to put their devices away at concerts. It is also a big problem for artists willing to play unreleased songs live and facing the prospect of them appearing on YouTube prior the official release.
When Apple first filed for this patent 7 years ago, freedom of expression advocates were concerned about the idea: if the manufacturer creates a way for 3rd parties to control when certain iPhone features work, how can it also control who has access to that technology? The suggestion is that some dictatorship governments can use it to blackout social media coverage of a protest.
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