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Detection and prevention of inflated plays of audio or video content
Google Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324819

Some listeners or viewers of online music or video may play the music or video repeatedly without actually listening to or watching the music or video, thereby wasting network resources, reducing bandwidths to other users, and slowing down or creating latency for the downloading of music or video by other users who actually listen to or watch the music or ...
Management device and image processing system
Google Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318316

A resolution converter converts input image data to n types (n is a plural number) of image data having resolutions different with each other. A secret sharing unit performs secret sharing schemes so that the plurality of pieces of image data are respectively divided into n pieces (n is an integer equal to or more than n+1 and the same ...
Image file management system and imaging device with tag information in a communication network
Google Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318219

An image management server including a receiver configured to receive an image file. The image file includes image data, copyright information, and tag information including route information for transmitting the image data. The image file is transmitted by an external device in accordance with the route information. The image management server further includes a processor configured to add digital watermark ...
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Personalized audio content device for gifting audio content
Google Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315776

This invention is directed to a computerized audio content gifting device. The ability to send audio content to a recipient as a gift allows the personalization of gifts such as flowers and candy to be made. The invention includes a housing with a circuit board, operational buttons, a communication port, a speaker, an attachment member, and a set of computer ...
Portable media server for providing offline playback of copyright protected media
Google Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170311008

A portable media server for providing offline playback of copyright protected media includes a storage, a radio, an interface component, and a playback component. The storage is for storing one or more media content files for video playback. The radio is for providing a wireless network for communicating with one or more proximal client devices. The interface component is configured ...
Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, and reception method
Google Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170302633

To make high-level copyright protection of transmission audio data possible. Audio data is sequentially transmitted to a reception side via a predetermined transmission channel for each unit audio data. Audio data to be transmitted is encrypted, and encryption information indicating that the audio data has been encrypted is added to the audio data. For example, the encryption information is added ...
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Content protection
Google Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286933

To protect digital content, a content player is installed on a content user device. A unique identifier for the content player installed on the content user device is provided to a central content storage entity. A license to play proprietary digital content stored on the central content storage is purchased from a storefront on the central content storage entity. The ...
Using hash signatures of dom objects to identify website similarity
Riskiq, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286544

Embodiments are directed to using a hash signature of a rendered dom object of a website to find similar content and behavior on other websites. Embodiments break a dom into a large number of data portions (i. E., “shingles”), apply a hashing algorithm to the shingles, select a predetermined number of hashes from the hashed shingles ...
Systems and methods for identifying matching content
Facebook, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170279757

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that a publisher is providing a first live content stream for distribution through the social networking system, the first live content stream including copyrighted content. A determination is made that a broadcaster is providing a second live content stream for distribution through the social networking system. The first live content stream and ...
Systems and methods for identifying matching content
Facebook, Inc.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170270625

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that a first content item was provided for publication through the social networking system. At least some portions of the first content item that match content included in a second content item are determined, the second content item being accessible through the social networking system. A determination is made that the portions ...
Digital payment processing utilizing encrypted computer networking
Facebook, Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170243216

This disclosure includes, among other things, teachings of a variety of improved techniques including payment systems that utilize encrypted computer networking (ecn) to provide industrial transparency, rapid accounting and payment, end-to-end credibility inspiring user confidence and assurance for the monetization, payment processing, and royalty distribution of copyrights, content, services and agreements. Components of the disclosed payment system run on ecn, ...
Semantically sensitive code region hash calculation for programming languages
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170242671

Herein disclosed is an optimization for a compiler, the optimization configured to assign numeric values, or semantic fingerprints, to portions of code, and to combine these fingerprints to arrive at fingerprints for larger and larger portions of code. The fingerprints can be provided to various consumers such as code redundancy optimization modules and copyright violation and malware/virus identification modules. ...
Semantically sensitive code region fingerprint calculation for programming languages
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170235556

Herein disclosed is an optimization for a compiler, the optimization configured to assign numeric values, or semantic fingerprints, to portions of code, and to combine these fingerprints to arrive at fingerprints for larger and larger portions of code. The fingerprints can be provided to various consumers such as code redundancy optimization modules and copyright violation and malware/virus identification modules. ...
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Content access with handheld document data capture devices
Google Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193575

Embodiments of the disclosed innovations provide systems and methods for automatically locating and retrieving digital supplemental materials and counterparts of rendered documents. These systems and methods are especially useful when the provider or copyright holder of the digital document charges a fee for access to the digital materials. Some embodiments solve the technical problem of allowing a user to access ...
Copyright detection and protection system and method
Audible Magic Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169235

A method for detecting against unauthorized transmission of digital works comprises the steps of maintaining a registry of information permitting identification of digital copyrighted works, monitoring a network for transmission of at least one packet-based digital signal, extracting at least one feature from the at least one digital signal, comparing the extracted at least one feature with registry information and ...
Interactive guest image capture using video wall/floor/ceiling displays for selections of background scenes, ...
Audible Magic Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150068

Systems and methods for creating and distributing professional quality pictorial souvenirs giving the illusion that guests of a facility were imaged at other locations, including making initial arrangements with guests, showing selections of background scene images at video displays and flashing chroma key images interspersed with frames of the scene images, taking key guest images in synch with the flashed ...
Method for licensing a copyrighted work over a network
Audible Magic Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148120

A method for licensing a copyrighted work over a network includes a login step in which a copyright owner logs in a first network copyright license system. In a copyright registration step, the copyright owner uploads registration information of a copyrighted work to the first network license system. In a renting/selling setting step, a person obtains the copyrighted work ...
Method for renting/selling a copyrighted work over a network
Audible Magic Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148119

A method for renting/selling a copyrighted work over a network includes a login step, a renting/selling setting step, a network renting/selling step, a sublease setting step, and a network sublease step. In the sublease setting step, a consumer optionally proceeds with sublease setting on a network copyright renting/selling system during the time period of renting/selling. ...
Adaptive rights management system
Audible Magic Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147830

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing policy-based copyright enforcement of media content items streamed to client devices are described. Various aspects discussed herein relate to managing content access rights in an adaptive bitrate environment (e. G., where an asset may be encoded and delivered at multiple different bitrates). The system discussed herein permits differentiated access to the same ...
Creative work registry
Audible Magic Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147692

A third-party servers communicatively coupled to a search engine server gather vectors to web content and delivers a report to registered creative work owners by identifying vectors to web content that contain similarities to their copyrighted creative works. The search engine server identifies similarities to the works of the registered owners of the creative works and provides protection by reporting ...
Video encoding for social media
Broadcom Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134738

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single “like” or “share” button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate ...
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