DigitalContainers Unveils New Direction for Digital Rights Management

Tuesday 23 September 2003 20:21 CET | News

DigitalContainers has purchased patent number 6,389,541 and associated pending patents for the use of symmetric key/token-based encryption and other related technologies from Wachovia Bank.

DigitalContainers is using the patented technology to create a complete authentication and e-commerce system for securely sending digital goods, such as music or videos, research reports, healthcare information, or billing statements, over the Internet, e-mail, instant messaging or peer-to-peer networks. The Traveling Salesman of DRM/P2P Networking DigitalContainers handles the creation, packaging, distribution, receipt auditing, copyright control, monetary transaction, and rules for redistribution and copying all types of digital information. Unlike other file delivery/DRM products, a Digital Container can carry graphics and media on its cover for document identification, promotional branding and sales purposes. The cover can look like anything the owner of the content wishes, for example, a CD jewel box or a book cover. The media can be a combination of audio, video, text and graphics and can preview or advertise the product locked inside. In this way, the Digital Container acts like roving billboards as they move from person to person. When its time to purchase, the Digital Container collects the payment or use information directly from the purchaser and delivers this information back to the content owner. When the transaction is complete the purchaser is granted access to the information. If that person decides to share the content with friends, the container returns to its traveling salesman state, repeating the buying process for the subsequent user while leaving the goods safely locked to the original purchasers devise. With the DigitalContainers system, sellers of electronic content can take advantage of a powerful distribution channel - the friend-to-friend, coworker-to-coworker network - while retaining control over the information. The Digital Container ensures that only people with the appropriate authorization can actually use the information inside. The DigitalContainers Patents The DigitalContainers intellectual property covers: -- Token-based/symmetric key encryption -- File tracking/certification/auditing -- Authentication/authorization -- e-Commerce

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