Canon to use Iris watermarking?

Posted on Sunday, Feb 17 2008 @ 17:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Canon filed a patent for a new image copyright method called Iris watermarking. This technology works by scanning your iris:
Another object of the present invention is to provide an imaging apparatus that makes it possible to protect the copyright of photographic images by reliably acquiring biological information of a photographer for the purpose of personal authentication and writing this photographer information to the image of a subject without affecting processing, and in a manner transparent to operation, at the time of photography.

According to the present invention, the foregoing object is attained by providing an imaging apparatus for taking an image of a subject by an image sensing device, comprising: registration means for allowing a photographer to register his/her own biological information in advance; storage means for storing the biological information; and personal-data recording means for recording the biological information in a photographic image.
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