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In a process for creating media content, media submissions are requested and electronically received from end users and stored in a computer database. The submissions are searched for material to be included in the media content, and cross-checked against the other submissions for originality and timeliness. After the material is selected from one or more submissions, the content is developed and released to an audience for review. The end users whose submission material was included in the released content are rewarded. In one embodiment, third parties are permitted to access and search the submissions on an open exchange. The third parties can bid for rights in submissions on the open exchange. After receiving these bids, they are forwarded to the particular submission's end user for acceptance or rejection. Appropriate billing and payment processes are used to bill and pay the parties involved.

Title
Process for creating media content based upon submissions received on an electronic multi-media exchange
Application Number
11/978781
Publication Number
8340994 (B2)
Application Date
October 30, 2007
Publication Date
December 25, 2012
Inventor
Ian D Cohen
Oak Park
CA, US
Mark S Tota
Elmira
NY, US
Kenneth T Tota
Alexandria
VA, US
Michael J Tota
Bell Canyon
CA, US
Agent
One
Assignee
Virtual Creative Artists
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/44
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