On Tuesdays the USPTO issues new patents. Both of today's Spotlight Patents address various aspects of digital rights management. The first of today's patents addresses techniques for information protection of digital content, no assignee given. The second patent addresses techniques for the integrity protection of streamed content, assigned to Nokia.
The present invention relates to the information protection of digital content transferred by streaming and download service through wire or wireless Internet network. The information protection system in this invention suggests a drastic prevention method of copyrights infringement such as illegal copy and unauthorized distribution of digital content, by using of the encryption, decryption, distribution, and authentication technologies. This invention suggests the control technology of general viewer program, not the specific viewer program for information protection, using a network filter driver for streaming and file system filter driver for download service. The main function of network and file system filter driver is the filtering operation such as a hooking, changing, decrypting, and restoring of message and data packet, and transferring to the viewer program. The main idea and technology of this invention suggest higher secure and efficient digital information protection system for live/VOD/HTTP streaming and download service.
7,477,749, "Integrity protection of streamed content," assigned to Nokia (FI).
The invention relates to a method, a system, an electronic device and a computer program for providing at least one content stream to an electronic device applying Digital Rights Management (DRM). In the method a master integrity key is obtained in a streaming node. An encrypted master integrity key is obtained in an electronic device. The encrypted master integrity key is decrypted in the electronic device. At least one session integrity key is formed in the streaming node and in the electronic device using at least the master integrity key and the integrity of at least one content stream is protected between the streaming node and the electronic device using the at least one session integrity key.