Device would zap pirate camcorders

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October 9, 2009 – By

[Editor: This has proved to be a difficult problem, and was spoken of at SMPTE Conferences several years ago. The trouble has to do with timing and the cleverness of being able to make the camera change when the pirates figure out that the standard doesn’t work.] The story continues…

Sharp aims to commercialize the technology within two or three years.

The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan, or Eiren, estimates that pirates have trimmed 10%, or $220 million, off the $2.2 billion annual local B.O., while taking a similarly large chunk from the DVD biz. And pirates have been steadily improving …

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