Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection

  • US 5,982,891 A
  • Filed: 11/04/1997
  • Issued: 11/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for using at least one resource processed in a secure operating environment at a first appliance, said method comprising:

  • securely receiving a first entity'"'"'s control at said first appliance, said first entity being located remotely from said operating environment and said first appliance;

    securely receiving a second entity'"'"'s control at said first appliance, said second entity being located remotely from said operating environment and said first appliance, said second entity being different from said first entity; and

    securely processing a data item at said first appliance, using at least one resource, including securely applying, at said first appliance through use of said at least one resource said first entity'"'"'s control and said second entity'"'"'s control to govern use of said data item.

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