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Method and System for Controlling Privacy during Audio/Video Recording

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237663D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for controlling privacy during audio/video recording by establishing a communication between signal sent from a device associated with a participating person and a recording device.

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Method and System for Controlling Privacy during Audio/Video Recording

Typically, devices for audio and video recording are ubiquitous. Inexpensive and highly portable devices operate in all kinds of environments and in low light. The portable devices allow a user to record nearly in any location causing great challenges to privacy. Laws often permit recording in places where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. Sometimes, people do not wish to be included in recordings, especially, when the recordings are shared using social software systems. A user likes

to exert more control over the recording of images and sounds that involves the user.

Disclosed is a method and system for controlling privacy during audio/video recording by establishing a communication between signal sent from a device associated with a participating person and a recording device. The signal notifies the recording device to take one or more actions to protect the privacy of the participating person by various mechanisms such as, but not limited to, disrupting the recording of an associated portion of the signal. The recording device detects signals from a device associated

with one or more of, but not limited to, a source person and objects to ascertain the directionality of the signal. In addition, the size of and distance to a signaling person or object is ascertained by the recording device. The recording device uses pixelation or alternative means of obscuration to block out im...