Merry Xmas to all. Tuesdays the PTO issues new patents. Today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Samsung (KR), the first patent addresses digital rights management (DRM) provision technology, and more particularly, are an apparatus, system, and method which can easily provide content using one or more DRM systems. Assigned to AT&T, the second patent addresses techniques for a services gateway video-on-demand service.
8,612,355, "Digital rights management provision apparatus, system, and method," assigned to Samsung (KR).
Provided is digital rights management (DRM) provision technology, and more particularly, are an apparatus, system, and method which can easily provide content using one or more DRM systems. A DRM provision apparatus includes a content download unit which downloads encrypted real content and dummy content from a download server and which manages the downloaded real content and dummy content; a license management unit which manages a license issued by a license server; and a processing unit which manages the downloaded real content and dummy content and the issued license.
8,613,011, "Services gateway video-on-demand service," assigned to AT&T.
A services gateway includes a processor configured to send a request for a video-on-demand content, receive a first content stream from a video-on-demand content server, and process the first content stream to retrieve the video-on-demand content. The first content stream includes the video-on-demand content and is protected with a first digital rights management scheme. The processor is further configured to encode the video-on-demand content in a second content stream, and provide the second content stream over a local area network to a playback device. The second content stream is protected with a second digital rights management scheme. In an embodiment, the processor can be further configured to store the video-on-demand content in a mass storage.