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Edgar Downs, George Gregory Gruse, Marco M Hurtado, Christopher T Lehman, Kenneth Louis Milsted, Jeffrey B Lotspiech: Electronic content delivery system. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, Steven J Soucar, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, May 1, 2001: US06226618 (1442 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus of securely providing data to a user's system. The data is encrypted so as to only be decryptable by a data decrypting key, the data decrypting key being encrypted using a first public key, and the encrypted data being accessible to the user's system, th ...


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Kenneth Louis Milsted, Craig Kindell, Qing Gong: Automated method and apparatus to package digital content for electronic distribution using the identity of the source content. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, February 5, 2002: US06345256 (581 worldwide citation)

A method to automatically retrieve data associated with content. An identifier is read that is stored on electronic readable medium storing content. The identifier is used to search a database for data associated with the content. Data that is associated with the content is retrieved as guided by th ...


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George Gregory Gruse, John J Dorak Jr, Kenneth Louis Milsted: System for tracking end-user electronic content usage. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, May 14, 2002: US06389538 (574 worldwide citation)

A system for tracking usage of digital content on user devices. Electronic stores coupled to a network sell licenses to play digital content data to users. Content players, which receive from the network the licensed content data, are used to play the licensed content data. Additionally, a logging s ...


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Marco M Hurtado, George Gregory Gruse, Edgar Downs, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Multimedia player for an electronic content delivery system. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Dongini P L, July 9, 2002: US06418421 (453 worldwide citation)

A system for tracking usage of digital content on user devices. Electronic stores coupled to a network sell licenses to play digital content data to users. Content players, which receive from the network the licensed content data, are used to play the licensed content data. Additionally, a logging s ...


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Richard Spagna, Kenneth Louis Milsted, David P Lybrand, Edgar Downs: Method for delivering electronic content from an online store. International Business Machines Corporation, David M Shofi, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, July 1, 2003: US06587837 (441 worldwide citation)

A method for permitting the electronic delivery of digital content. Metadata is acquired which has been previously associated with content. Promotional metadata is extracted for use with a electronic store. At least one of the metadata is altered to create offer data. And at least one of the metadat ...


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Kenneth Louis Milsted, Kha Dinh Nguyen, Qing Gong: Method and apparatus to create encoded digital content. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, July 17, 2001: US06263313 (423 worldwide citation)

A method of automatically selecting processing parameters for encoding digital content. Metadata containing the genre of the digital content, receiving the compression level selected for encoding the digital content is received. An algorithm selected for encoding the digital content is received. And ...


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Edgar Downs, George Gregory Gruse, Marco M Hurtado, Cesar Medina, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Secure electronic content management system. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, June 3, 2003: US06574609 (361 worldwide citation)

A method of managing content data and associated metadata. According to the method, the content data and the associated metadata are generated. The content data is transferred to a content host, and the metadata and usage condition data for the associated content are transferred to an electronic sto ...


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George Gregory Gruse, Marco M Hurtado, Kenneth Louis Milsted, Jeffrey B Lotspiech: Key management system for digital content player. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, June 4, 2002: US06398245 (258 worldwide citation)

A method of managing keys used by a digital content player on a computer system. According to the method, digital content data encrypted with a first encrypting key is decrypted using a first decrypting key, and re-encrypted using a second encrypting key. A second decrypting key is encrypted using a ...


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Cesar Medina, Qing Gong, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Digital content preparation system. International Business Machines Corporation, David M Shofi, Stephen Bongini, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, October 25, 2005: US06959288 (160 worldwide citation)

A digital content preparation system that includes a metadata acquisition tool for acquiring metadata associated with the digital content, and a digital content processor for processing the digital content by performing at least one of watermarking, encoding, and encrypting. A work flow manager mana ...


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George Gregory Gruse, John J Dorak Jr, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Multimedia player toolkit for electronic content delivery. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, April 17, 2007: US07206748 (78 worldwide citation)

A method provides a collection of data structures and subroutines in a software toolkit, for developing an application for playing digital content data. The method comprises steps of receiving previously encrypted content data encrypted with an encrypted key from an external source; storing the prev ...