Secure personal content server

CAFC
  • US 8,171,561 B2
  • Filed: 10/09/2008
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A local content server (LCS), comprising:

  • a) an LCS communications port;

    an LCS storage unit for storing digital data; and

    an LCS domain processor for processing digital data; and

    an LCS identification code uniquely associated with said LCS;

    wherein said LCS stores in said LCS storage unit a plurality of rules for processing a data set;

    wherein said LCS is configured to receive via said communications port a first data set that includes data defining first content;

    wherein said LCS is configured to use said domain processor to determine from inspection of said first data set for a watermark, a first data set status value of said first data set to be at least one of unsecure, secure, and legacy;

    wherein said LCS is configured to use said first data set status value to determine which of a set of rules to apply to process said first data set prior to storage of a processed second data set resulting from processing of said first data set, in said LCS storage unit;

    wherein said LCS is configured to determine, at least in part from rights associated with a user identification associated with a prompt received by said LCS for said first content, a quality level at which to transmit said first content, wherein said quality level is one of at least unsecure, secure, and legacy; and

    wherein a quality level of legacy means that said first content does not include said watermark.

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