06993508 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 17 patents.

An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure that facilitates access to digital content in a manner that comports with copyright law and the control of intellectual property by the copyright owner. The IBO system enables a content copyright owner to retain control of its intellectual property while allowing a consumer to have transparent access to the copyright-protected content via the network. To that end, the IBO system operates to download and stage the copyrighted digital content on the viewing system of a consumer.

Title
Method and mechanism for vending digital content
Application Number
9/752348
Publication Number
6993508 (B1)
Application Date
December 29, 2000
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
Inventor
Hilarie Orman
Woodland Hills
UT, US
Stephen R Carter
Spanish Fork
UT, US
Robert Drew Major
Orem
UT, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Novell
UT, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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