Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Intertrust Technologies, the first of today's applications discloses various techniques for content management that may employ distributed ledgers. Assigned to eBay, the second patent discloses techniques for secure management of content distribution data blocks on a blockchain.
20210200892, "Content management systems and methods," assigned to Intertrust Technologies.
This disclosure relates to, among other things, systems and methods for managing electronic content. Certain embodiments disclosed herein provide for a trusted data management platform that may interact with a trusted assertion service and/or a digital rights management service to manage access to and/or use of electronic content. Content creators and/or other content rights holder may register their content and/or associate rights using the trusted data management platform and/or a trusted assertion service and be assured that their content rights are securely managed and respected.
20210201305, "Secure management of content distribution data blocks on a blockchain," assigned to eBay, Inc.
Technologies are shown for content distribution on a blockchain involving generating a content distribution data block on a content distribution data blockchain, that stores digital content, data identifying the digital content, an owner identifier, an access holder identifier, and a use conditions attribute for identifying use requirements for the digital content. A use requirement is defined in the use conditions attribute. An owner identified in the owner identifier sets the access holder identifier to an identifier for a user entity. An access request is received from the user entity and, in response, whether a current use condition of the user entity satisfies the use requirement in the use conditions attribute is verified. If it is verified that the current use condition of the user entity satisfies the use requirement in the use conditions attribute, the digital content is distributed to the first user entity.