Digital media asset identification system and method

CAFC
  • US 8,606,856 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2008
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for distributing digital assets over a computer network, the system comprising:

  • one or more processors; and

    one or more memories operatively coupled to the one or more processors and storing instructions that, when executed by at least one of the one or more processors, cause the system to;

    embed at least a customer identification associated with a customer and an asset identification associated with an instance of a digital asset in the instance of the digital asset, the instance of the digital asset including digital content and at least one other portion that does not include the digital content, wherein the customer identification and the asset identification are embedded in the at least one other portion of the instance of the digital asset, wherein other instances of the digital asset have unique identifiers embedded therein and the unique identifiers are used to track instances of the digital asset;

    detect a transfer of the instance of the digital asset to a client device;

    modify a transaction record associated with the transfer based on the asset identification; and

    debit an account of the customer related to the transfer of the instance of the digital asset.

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