06732366 is referenced by 92 patents.

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses to select a program for replay or actually enjoys the program substantially in its entirety. The program provider may automatically download programs, either based upon actual or surmised viewer preferences, or at the provider's discretion, for example, using newly-available selections. Display generation circuitry is preferably implemented, enabling the viewer to review selections to be downloaded, those selections available for immediate replay, remaining account balance, and other features, including “parental lockout” and so forth.

Title
Stored program pay-per-play
Application Number
9/495240
Publication Number
6732366 (B1)
Application Date
January 31, 2000
Publication Date
May 4, 2004
Inventor
James Russo
1421 Pine Valley, Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC
US
IPC
H04N 7/16
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