Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20070136608
Filing Date: December 06, 2020
Inventors: Darko Kirovski, Kamal Jain
Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
Current U.S. Classification: 713, 713/193000
View Prior Art for Claim 00010
The method as recited in Claim 9, wherein either the first media playback device or the second media playback device sends the notification of the off-line transaction to the service provider, wherein regardless of whether the first or second media playback device notifies the service provider, the service provider debits the amount of the price from the account of the second user and provides the first percentage of the amount to the copyright owner and the second percentage of the amount to the first user.
Patent/Application # 6282653
This prior art covers most or all the aspects of the application that concern royalty payment. Also, the methods described are immediately and obviously applicable to "offline" transactions in the definition of the application. (The first and second devices in fact form a network between each other for the duration of each communication transfer, so "offline" is with respect to the parts of the described method that are not the two devices, making the distinction irrelevant in this comparison.)
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