30 minute limit on video capture could end if WTO group gets its way

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30 minute limit on video capture could end if WTO group gets its way
May 19, 2012

If this is approved do you think Sony will do any firmware upgrades to enable this feature?

From news today at dpreview.

30 minute limit on video capture could end if WTO group gets its way

The restriction that limits video recording in digitial cameras to 30 minutes could be abolished if the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is expanded. Several countries, including the USA, have begun informal talks to extend the scope of the ITA to include products that are currently subject to tariffs and duty. At present, digital cameras' video cuts off after 30 minutes to avoid them being classified as video cameras (which attract 5.4% duty). If the video cameras are added to the ITA, this distinction would no longer matter. (via Nikkei)

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