Can this tech stop pirated movies?
Screen images that use piracy blocker technology capture a watermark on the screen. Thus the image cannot be clearly seen.
A problem that has for long concerned Tamil filmmakers and the film industry is piracy. Piracy was proving a major headache for Tamil cinema even before the internet was a factor in India.
At the time, the new films were copied on VCDs and DVDs and sold or rented to the public. After the coming of the Internet, the downloading took place online. Pictures became available online on the same day of release.
This resulted in a huge loss to the producers. As well as songs in popular actors' films, many of the pirated versions of the films became more and more popular on the internet.
With so many new technologies coming up, the film industry was struggling to find a way to stop the spread of pirated copies of films at the cost of a penny each day on mobile phones.
Technological development made it easier to spread pirated copies of films, and it has not been successfully tackled. But now a Chinese company has introduced a new technology called 'piracy blocker' to prevent the spread of pirated copies. With "Focus film," the Chinese company says it is not possible to copy and pirated movies.
A new way against piracy in china. pic.twitter.com/Vd7iBHYE32- pcsreeram (@pcsreeram) August 4, 2019
This is how it works; infrared red (infrared) light is not visible to the human eye. But the camera lens can't filter infra red light. This technology has been used by Focus Film. This is a piracy blocker with a large skull on the screen when filming movies. Thus the image cannot be clearly seen. Video of this new technology was shared by film photographer PC Sriram on his Twitter page.
Whether this new technology will put an end to piracy websites like Tamilrockers remains to be seen.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]