Thursdays the USPTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of this posting's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Arris Enterprises, the first application discloses techniques for fault-tolerant configuration and orchestration among multiple DRM systems. Assigned to Thomson (FR), the second application discloses techniques for bonding contents on separate storage media by creating a virtual file system.
20150347721, "System and apparatus for fault-tolerant configuration and orchestration among multiple DRM systems," assigned to Arris Enterprises, Inc.
A method of updating a common provisioning system (CPS) service is provided that includes: selecting a DRM service level from a DRM provider and a corresponding CPS service for said DRM service level; determining if the CPS service is associated with one or more CPS packages; for each associated CPS package, determining if the association is in a corrupt state, wherein the association is in a corrupt state if at least one package content collection (PCC) for the CPS package does not correctly include or exclude the DRM service level that corresponds to said CPS service; and for each associated CPS package in a non-corrupt state, updating a package content collection (PCC) in the DRM provider.
20150347720, "Bonding contents on separate storage media," assigned to Thomson Licensing (FR).
Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.