07792297 is referenced by 101 patents and cites 75 patents.

A communications system includes a plurality of recipient processors located at geographically remote locations with respect to each other and connected for communication with an information provider processor, over the communications network. The provider and recipient processors may comprise respective computers coupled for communication on the Internet or WWW. The provider processor is capable of providing information from any suitable source, by communicating such information over a communications network. However, access to the information by the recipient processors is controlled, based on the geographic location or region of the recipient processors. Each recipient processor is operably associated with a positioning system for providing geographic location information corresponding to the location or region in which the positioning system is located, such as a global positioning system GPS. The geographic position information is used to determine whether or not the processor requesting the information is within a restricted (or limited) or non-restricted region. This determination may be made comparing the geographic information provided by the recipient processor and positioning system with a list of non-restricted or non-limited (or a list of restricted or limited) geographic locations or regions.

Title
System and process for limiting distribution of information on a communication network based on geographic location
Application Number
9/647635
Publication Number
7792297 (B1)
Application Date
March 30, 1999
Publication Date
September 7, 2010
Inventor
Ted R Rittmaster
Westlake Village, 91361
CA, US
Greg A Piccionelli
Los Angeles, 90067
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
H04K 1/00
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