Domain-based digital-rights management system with easy and secure device enrollment

  • US 7,899,187 B2
  • Filed: 11/27/2002
  • Issued: 03/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for registering a new device as part of a domain of devices, which share rights associated with a common account, for use in accessing protected digital content within a digital-rights management system, the method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving domain information corresponding to the domain of devices from a device existing within the domain of devices;

    providing the domain information to a key issuer, which is separate from the domain of devices, causing the key issuer to issue a private key to the new device, wherein the private key is based on the domain information and is utilized by all devices within the domain of devices; and

    receiving the private key from the key issuer for use in accessing the protected digital content within the digital-rights management system.

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