The display device with a built-in camera is used to verify that a viewer is not recording the content being displayed on the display device with a camcorder. Before and during the playback of content, the display will scan the room and use object recognition and artificial intelligence to identify whether or not a camcorder is pointed towards it. There is a problem in the content distribution and Digital Rights Management (DRM) industry that has been intractable. A user can point a camcorder toward a high resolution display, e.g. TV, and record premium content being distributed to the home market. The copy would be then free of restrictions. This is the same problem as when a person goes into a movie theater and makes a surreptitious copy of a first-run movie. The at-home problem is more problematic however, since someone can set-up perfect lighting and recording conditions at home to make a near-flawless copy.

Unlike the watermark detection method known to the industry, the player that plays recorded or streaming content does not have to do anything. Our invention is on the display side. The display has to determine that it is safe to display.

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