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Rights management information is used at least in part in a matching, narrowcasting, classifying and/or selecting process. A matching and classification utility system comprising a kind of Commerce Utility System is used to perform the matching, narrowcasting, classifying and/or selecting. The matching and classification utility system may match, narrowcast, classify and/or select people and/or things, non-limiting examples of which include software objects. The Matching and Classification Utility system may use any pre-existing classification schemes, including at least some rights management information and/or other qualitative and/or parameter data indicating and/or defining classes, classification systems, class hierarchies, category schemes, class assignments, category assignments, and/or class membership. The Matching and Classification Utility may also use at least some rights management information together with any artificial intelligence, expert system, statistical, computational, manual, or any other means to define new classes, class hierarchies, classification systems, category schemes, and/or assign persons, things, and/or groups of persons and/or things to at least one class.

Title
Systems and methods for matching, selecting, narrowcasting, and/or classifying based on rights management and/or other information
Application Number
8/965185
Publication Number
6112181
Application Date
November 6, 1997
Publication Date
August 29, 2000
Inventor
Robert P Weber
Menlo Park
CA, US
David M Van Wie
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Victor H Shear
Bethesda
MD, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
InterTrust Technologies Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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