Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Even on holiday Thursdays, the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Tata Consulting Services (IN), the first application discloses techniques for controlling access rights of a document using enterprise digital rights management. Assigned to Nielsen, the second application discloses digital rights management techniques for audience measurement.
20140351952, "Controlling access rights of a document using enterprise digital rights management," assigned to Tata Consultancy Services Limited (IN).
Systems and methods for controlling access rights of a document using enterprise digital rights managements are described. A document is encrypted for generating a protected document and access rights are assigned to a user upon receiving a request from an owner of the document. The access rights include offline access of the protected document by the user. Upon assign the access rights, access information of the user is monitored. Based on the access information, the user is locked from accessing the protected document when the access information indicates misusing of the protected document by the user.
20140344949, "Digital rights management systems and methods for audience measurement," assigned to The Nielsen Company.
Digital rights management systems and methods for audience measurement are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include enabling a media handler implemented by a media device to begin presenting first media based on a first digital license associated with the first media. Such example methods also include retrieving a second digital license different from the first digital license from a license server separate from the media device. Such example methods further include causing the media handler to perform a first media monitoring operation based on the second digital license, the first media monitoring operation being deactivated by default.