Content rendering apparatus

  • US 7,269,576 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2004
  • Issued: 09/11/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for rendering digital content in accordance with rights that are enforced by the apparatus, said apparatus comprising:

  • a rendering engine configured to render digital content;

    a storage for storing the digital content;

    means for requesting use of the digital content stored in the storage; and

    a repository coupled to the rendering engine,wherein the repository includes;

    means for processing a request from the means for requesting,means for checking whether the request is for a permitted rendering of the digital content in accordance with rights specified in the apparatus,means for processing the request to make the digital content available to the rendering engine for rendering when the request is for a permitted rendering of the digital; and

    means for authorizing the repository for making the digital content available for rendering, wherein the digital content can be made available for rendering only by an authorized repository, the repository comprising;

    means for making a reauest for an authorization obiect required to be included within the repository for the apparatus to render the digital content; and

    means for receiving the authorization obiect when it is determined that the request should be granted.

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