Multimedia network system with content importation, content exportation, and integrated content management

DC CAFC
  • US 9,300,657 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2014
  • Issued: 03/29/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multimedia management system for managing distribution and use of content, the multimedia management system comprising:

  • at least one external control server communicatively connected to a network; and

    at least one external content server communicatively connected to the network;

    wherein the at least one external control server is configured to;

    receive a request for protected content from at least one multimedia client via the network, the at least one multimedia client being associated with at least one user subscription, the request comprising a request for a content license associated with the protected content;

    receive a device identification from the at least one multimedia client, the device identification comprising a device type associated with the at least one multimedia client, the device type comprising at least one of;

    information related to a user authentication or a device authorization;

    validate the device identification against a list of acceptable device types;

    encrypt the content license with a public key associated with the at least one multimedia client; and

    transmit the encrypted content license to the at least one multimedia client via the network;

    wherein the at least one external content server is configured to;

    transmit the protected content to the at least one multimedia client via the network.

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