System for data management and on-demand rental and purchase of digital data products

  • US 20050144641A1
  • Filed: 05/18/2004
  • Published: 06/30/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data delivery system for providing automatic delivery of multimedia data products from one or more multimedia data product providers, the system comprising:

  • a remote account transaction server for providing an end user access to multimedia data products, and for negotiating the acquisition of the multimedia data products from the multimedia data product providers; and

    a programmable local receiver unit for interfacing the end user with the remote account transaction server to select specific multimedia data products for delivery, for interfacing with the multimedia data product providers to receive the specific multimedia data products, and for processing and automatically recording the multimedia data products according to user-specified programming options.

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