System and method for rendering digital content in accordance with usage rights information

DC CAFC
  • US 8,370,956 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2012
  • Issued: 02/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method of rendering digital content by at least one recipient computing device in accordance with usage rights information, the method comprising:

  • receiving the digital content by the at least one recipient computing device from at least one sending computing device only if the at least one recipient computing device has been determined to be trusted to receive the digital content from the at least one sending computing device;

    receiving, by the at least one recipient computing device, a request to render the digital content;

    determining, based on the usage rights information, whether the digital content may be rendered by the at least one recipient computing device; and

    rendering the digital content, by the at least one recipient computing device, only if it is determined that the content may be rendered by the at least one recipient computing device.

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