08145570 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 38 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
11/852502
Publication Number
8145570 (B2)
Application Date
September 10, 2007
Publication Date
March 27, 2012
Inventor
Hilarie Orman
Woodland Hills
UT, US
Stephen R Carter
Spanish Fork
UT, US
Robert Drew Major
Orem
UT, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
Novell Intellectual Property Holdings
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 21/00
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