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Method and Apparatus for Enabling Digital Rights Management in File Transfers
US Patent US 8,140,439 B2
  • William L Olson
  • Vida Ilderem
  • Frederick L Kitson
  • Morris A Moore
  • Paul Moroney
  • Petr Peterka
  • Theodore Rzeszewski
  • Robert H Yacobellis, Loyola University Chicago
Document Type
Other
Publication Date
3-20-2012
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Abstract
Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method and apparatus for enabling digital rights management in file transfers. One embodiment of a method for transferring digital content from a first user to a second user, includes transferring ownership of an instance of the digital content to the second user, where the instance of the digital content resides on a first device belonging to the first user. Copies of the digital content are then deleted from one or more additional devices belonging to the first user (including at least one offline device).
Identifier
US 8,140,439 B2
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Citation Information
Olson, WL, V Ilderem, FL Kitson, MA Moore, P Moroney, P Peterka, T Rzeszewski, and RH Yacobellis. "Method and apparatus for enabling digital rights management in file transfers" (2012). US Patent US 8,140,439 B2