Canon’s new biometric photo watermarking is on it’s way

Canon is using Iris watermarking to take photographer’s copyright protection to the next level. A new Canon patent application (Pub. No.: US 2008/0025574 A1) reveals the next step in digital watermarking – Iris Registration. The process is as follows:

  1. Turn the Mode dial to “REG”
  2. Choose between “REG 1″ through “REG 5″ (for up to 5 registered users)
  3. Put eye to viewfinder
  4. Look at display of center distance measurement point
  5. Press the shutter button
  6. Iris image captured
  7. Shoot

Original and more details via Photography Bay.

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