Intelligent electronic appliance system and method

  • US 6,850,252 B1
  • Filed: 10/05/2000
  • Issued: 02/01/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A digital rights management method, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) receiving media having visual or audio content;

    (b) analyzing a physical environment of presentation to a user;

    (c) predistorting the media in accordance with a state of the analyzed physical environment to at least partially compensate for the physical environment while altering the visual or audio content from its state as received;

    (d) presenting the predistorted media to the user in the physical environment; and

    (e) restricting access to the received media in an undistorted form, to thereby manage rights in the media.

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