Content rendering repository

DC CAFC
  • US 6,963,859 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2003
  • Issued: 11/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A rendering system adapted for use in a distributed system for managing use of content, said rendering system being operative to rendering content in accordance with usage rights associated with the content, said rendering system comprising:

  • a rendering device configured to render the content; and

    a distributed repository coupled to said rendering device and including a requester mode of operation and server mode of operation, wherein the server mode of operation is operative to enforce usage rights associated with the content and permit the rendering device to render the content in accordance with a manner of use specified by the usage rights, the requester mode of operation is operative to request access to content from another distributed repository, and said distributed repository is operative to receive a request to render the content and permit the content to be rendered only if a manner of use specified in the request corresponds to a manner of use specified in the usage rights.

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