I think they see it as the ultimate copyright stamp on images. You can read the entire story right here over at Photo Business News and Forum. Very Weird!!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Iris Recognition and Biometric Signatures Embed Into Your Photographs
Say what!!!??? Sounds pretty "1984" or "Brave New World" to to me. It seems that Canon has a new patent whereby their camera will actually take a retinal scan of your iris, and produce a biometric signature that the camera will then embed into the photographs, authenticating the images as yours, and aiding in locating who the person is that took the photograph via some form of steganography.