System for controlling the distribution and use of digital works

  • US 20060149680A1
  • Filed: 12/16/2005
  • Published: 07/06/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/1994
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for securely rendering digital documents, comprising:

  • storing a digital document in a document platform;

    storing at least one usage right associated with the digital document, the at least one usage right specifying a manner of use indicating the manner in which the digital document can be rendered by the document platform;

    determining whether the digital document may be rendered by the document platform based on at least the at least one usage right; and

    if the at least one usage right allows the digital document to be rendered on the document platform, rendering the digital document by the document platform.

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