Secure personal content server

CAFC
  • US 8,739,295 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2012
  • Issued: 05/27/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A local content server system (LCS), comprising:

  • an LCS communications port;

    an LCS storage unit for storing digital data;

    an LCS domain processor that imposes a plurality of rules and procedures for content being transferred between said LCS and devices outside said LCS, thereby defining a first LCS domain; and

    a programmable address module which can be programmed with an LCS identification code uniquely associated with said LCS domain processor;

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

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

    wherein said LCS is configured to determine whether said first content belongs to a different LCS domain than said first LCS domain;

    wherein said LCS is configured to exclude from said first LCS domain said first content when said LCS determines that said first content belongs to said different LCS domain;

    wherein said LCS is configured to use said LCS domain processor to determine, upon receipt by said LCS of said first data set via said LCS communications port, from inspection of said first data set, 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;

    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 said LCS is configured to transmit said first content at the determined quality level in response to said prompt.

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