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A digital content preparation system that includes a metadata acquisition tool for acquiring metadata associated with the digital content, and a digital content processor for processing the digital content by performing at least one of watermarking, encoding, and encrypting. A work flow manager manages processings by the metadata acquisition tool and the digital content processor. In one preferred embodiment, the metadata acquisition tool includes an automatic metadata acquisition tool and a manual metadata acquisition tool, and the digital content processor includes an encoder and an encrypter. The present invention also provides a method for preparing digital content. According to the method, metadata associated with the digital content is acquired, and the digital content is processed by at least one of watermarking, encoding, and encrypting. Processings in the acquiring step and the processing step are managed. In a preferred method, the acquiring step includes automatically retrieving at least a portion of the metadata and allowing manual entry of at least a portion of the metadata, and the processing step includes encoding the digital content and encrypting the encoded digital content.

Title
Digital content preparation system
Application Number
9/241276
Publication Number
6959288 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 1999
Publication Date
October 25, 2005
Inventor
Kenneth Louis Milsted
Boynton Beach
FL, US
Qing Gong
Boynton Beach
FL, US
Cesar Medina
Boca Raton
FL, US
Agent
Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L
Stephen Bongini
David M Shofi
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 017/60
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