New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to the Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute (KR), the first application discloses techniques for controlling copying of broadcast content and a method for recording and playing back broadcast content. Assigned to ActiveVideo Networks, the second application discloses techniques for securely bridging third-party digital rights management to local security.
20170070763, "Apparatus for controlling copying of broadcast content and method for recording and playing back broadcast content using the same," assigned to the Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute (KR).
Disclosed herein are an apparatus for controlling copying of broadcast content and a method for recording and playing back broadcast content using the apparatus. The broadcast content copying control apparatus includes a communication unit for receiving a request for recording of broadcast content from a DRM client, and receiving content management information (CMI) corresponding to the broadcast content from a DMCD server, a security package configuration unit for configuring a DMCD security package using the CMI, a content management unit for recording the broadcast content based on recording permission information included in the CMI, and an encryption/decryption unit for encrypting the broadcast content, wherein the communication unit transmits recording result information to the DRM client, wherein the recording result information includes at least one of recording status information of the broadcast content, copy control information (CCI) corresponding to the broadcast content, and the CMI.
20170078721, "Secure bridging of third-party digital rights management to local security," assigned to ActiveVideo Networks, Inc.
Encrypted content from a content provider is received at a central location of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD). The content provider is distinct from the MVPD. The content is decrypted and processed in a virtual set-top application associated with a set-top of a customer of the MVPD. The set-top of the customer is located in a customer premises remote from the central location. The processed content is provided over a secure data link to a conditional-access encoder at the central location. The conditional-access encoder encrypts the processed content, which is then transmitted to the set-top of the customer.