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 Disney, the first application discloses techniques for a cloud-based automated content curation system. Assigned to the inventor, Bryan Joseph Wrzesinski, the second application discloses techniques for copyright content monetization..
20180048938, "Cloud-based automated content curation system," assigned to Disney.
A cloud-based automated content curation system includes a content curation platform having a hardware processor and a memory, a master control automation unit stored in the memory, and a web-based affiliate operations portal. The hardware processor is configured to execute the master control automation unit to receive content feeds from and business rules for each of multiple affiliate content providers, and to receive traffic log data and replacement content metadata for each of the affiliate content providers via the web-based affiliate operations portal. The hardware processor is also configured to execute the master control automation unit to curate multiple digital rights cleared content streams from each content feed based on the respective traffic log data, replacement content metadata, and business rules for each of the affiliate content providers, and to generate Internet Protocol (IP) transport streams for distributing the digital rights cleared content streams.
20180053213, "System and method for copyright content monetization," assigned to Bryan Joseph Wrzesinski.
Disclosed is a system and method for copyright content monetization. The system includes a user interface that streams an advertisement, a communication system that enables an advertiser to communicate with a user, on triggering the advertisement, and enables the advertiser to trigger marketing automation workflow based on the user's behavior, an advertising system that creates marketing automation workflows and/or connects third party marketing automation system and workflows to the advertising system, and an alias messaging relay system that relays any messages received from the advertiser to the user at non-alias address of the user. The method for copyright content monetization involves streaming an advertisement, enabling the advertiser to communicate with the user on clicking the advertisement, obfuscating or masking the contact information of user and passing back the behavioral data of the user to the advertiser marketing automation system to trigger further automation actions or workflows.