07606883 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 151 patents.

An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.

Title
Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems
Application Number
9/635723
Publication Number
7606883 (B1)
Application Date
August 9, 2000
Publication Date
October 20, 2009
Inventor
Stephen M Johnson
Burbank
CA, US
Joaquin Fernandez Silva
Manhattan Beach
CA, US
L Dane Elliott
Hermosa Beach
CA, US
Nizar Allibhoy
Northridge
CA, US
Agent
Joel M Fogelson
Harvey D Fried
Robert D Shedd
Assignee
Thomson Licensing
FR
IPC
G06F 15/173
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