Automatic censorship of video programs

CAFC
  • US 4,930,160 A
  • Filed: 08/29/1988
  • Issued: 05/29/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A video program reception method comprising the steps of:

  • storing in memory means a set of codes descriptive of video program classifications,receiving a video signal and associated audio signal if present,receiving a program classification code descriptive of said video signal,accessing said memory means and comparing the contents thereof with said code, and,if the result of said comparison indicates that the received program is to be displayed, causing the received video signal to be selected for display,if the result of said comparison indicates that an alternative video signal is to be displayed, causing an alternative source of video signal to be selected for display; and

    displaying the selected video signal on a video display means.

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