System and method for interactive contests

  • US 8,019,641 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2008
  • Issued: 09/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A computer based contest method comprising:

  • accessing computer-executable instructions from at least one computer-readable storage medium; and

    executing the computer-executable instructions, thereby causing computer hardware comprising at least one computer processor to perform operations comprising;

    receiving first content data, the first content data representing a first content work from a first content creator;

    storing the first content data in a computer accessible data storage;

    receiving second content data, the second content data representing a second content work from a second content creator;

    storing the second content data in the computer accessible data storage;

    selecting the first and second content data from the computer accessible data storage;

    generating contest data based on the first and second content data wherein the contest data comprise a representation of the first and second content works;

    transmitting the contest data to cause the contest data to be displayed on a computer generated stage, and causing the computer generated stage to display both the first and second content data simultaneously, the computer generated stage is displayed on a display device;

    generating vote request data representing a request to at least one user to cast at least one vote for the first content work or for the second content work;

    receiving vote data and aggregating the vote data, the vote data representing at least one vote for the first content work or for the second content work; and

    comparing aggregate vote data for the first and second content works, wherein the aggregate vote data is received from a plurality of users.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×