When two men were caught ‘camming’ the movie Fate of the Furious earlier this year, there was plenty of news coverage. MPAA investigators helped to catch the perpetrators, who were swiftly brought to justice. While both were subsequently found guilty, Hollywood pretty much ignored the news, probably for good reason.
Over the years, many new technologies have tried to stop camcording piracy at movie theaters. From infrared beams, through night-vision goggles, to watermarks, thus far the problem still persists. Continuing the search for the ultimate anti-piracy tool, Philips now joins the quest with a proposal to use ambient lighting to mess with pirate recordings.